Manchester United are fearful over the futures of six of their brightest young talents, echoing the situation that saw Paul Pogba join Juventus on a free transfer two summers ago.
A series of six of their hottest young prospects could depart the club for nothing next summer, putting them on red alert.
Pogba departed, having not been given enough opportunities by Alex Ferguson, but by contrast, three of those who could leave have played key roles for Man Utd under Louis van Gaal this season.
James Wilson, 19, has played a significant amount of football for Van Gaal, and has been keeping Radamel Falcao out of the first team, showing his quality.
Both Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair, 20 and 19 respectively, have covered in defence as injuries have caused problems to Man Utd’s preferred players.
Jesse Lingard, a talented winger, was involved with Man Utd’s first team during pre season.
Reece James and Andreas Perreira are also considered to be hot projects for the future.
However, Man Utd now face a difficult task convincing all six to commit their futures, with the players able to discuss deals with other clubs from January 1 2015.