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Transfer Gossip: Manchester United set to sign Bolton Wanderers wonderkid

Max Broughton is set for a switch to Old Trafford

Bolton Wanderers v Burton Albion - Capital One Cup First Round Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

As reported by The Sun, Bolton Wanderers' U18 star Max Broughton is set for a £1 million move to Manchester United. The article states:

"MANCHESTER UNITED are in pole position to land Bolton teenage sensation Max Broughton. The midfielder is also being chased by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City after impressing for the Trotters and England at youth level.

SunSport have been told the 16-year-old is nearing a move to Manchester United due to the newly promoted Championship side’s close working relationship the Reds.

Club owners Ken Anderson and his son Lee are former agents and still have a good working relationship with the Old Trafford hierarchy.

United Academy boss Nicky Butt has been playing catch-up since taking over the role and this summer has drafted in a host of youngsters into the Carrington set-up. United are prepared to pay £1million plus add-ons for Broughton to head off competition from other Premier League suitors."

Broughton scored once for Wanderers' U18 side last season in a 1-1 draw against Coventry City.