Manchester United are not interested in a deal to land Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, the latest report in England say.

A local newspaper the Manchester Evening News is reporting that the Red Devils are not particularly keen on a deal to bring the former Juventus and Marseille man to Old Trafford this summer.

The same article claims that the Manchester United management believe that reports connecting the club with Lemina are designed to whip up a bidding war for the Gabonese.

Southampton are poised to sell Lemina and the 25-year-old star hasn’t travelled with the Saints roster on their pre-season tour.

The Manchester Evening News go on to claim that Arsenal could be keen on a swoop to land the Southampton midfielder.

The Red Devils have been connected with a host of midfielders in the summer transfer market amid continued talk surrounding their prized asset, France international Paul Pogba.

The World Cup winner is understood to be eager to depart Old Trafford in the current transfer market amid reported interest from the former club Juventus and Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.

Manchester United have already purchased Swansea City midfielder Daniel James and Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer thus far.

The club have already spent £65 million during the transfer market period on two new recruits ahead of the new EPL season.

Meantime, Manchester United are continuing their long-term pursuit of Harry Maguire but Leicester City’s valuation remains a sticking point, PA understands.

Leicester City are reported to be demanding as much as £90m for the former Sheffield United and Hull City man – £15m more than the world-record sum for a defender paid by Liverpool to Southampton for the Dutch star Virgil van Dijk 18 months ago.