Manchester United have been linked with two new summer targets by Spanish media outlet Don Balon, a website known for its often dubious and highly speculative transfer claims.

One such report from Don Balon over the weekend has put United in the frame for Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco.

It is widely accepted that the Old Trafford club are keen on Atletico forward Antoine Griezmann, but the latest claim has it that Belgian international Carrasco has also crept onto the radar.

So the story goes, manager Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Carrasco’s pace and versatility and believes he could contribute plenty to the United team.

Signed from Monaco in 2015, Carrasco was rewarded with a new and improved contract last October. That new deal also took his release clause from a tempting €40m up to €100m – around £85m, the same as Griezmann’s much publicised get out trigger.

Exactly how much truth there is to the alleged United interest remains to be seen.

Don Balon’s other claim regarding United and a player from Madrid centres on Alvaro Morata. In an article about the striker’s uncertain Real future, United are named alongside Chelsea as one of two clubs that have shown the most interest in the Spanish international forward.

Chelsea have been linked with Morata with a degree of substance for some time – the player has pre-existing connections with Stamford Bridge boss Antonio Conte – but the suggestion that United are in the mix is distinctly new and seems unlikely.

Like Conte, Mourinho also has a past with Morata after being the one to hand an 18-year-old Morata his senior Real debut back in 2010, but rumours regarding potential new forwards at Old Trafford have been largely limited to the aforementioned Griezmann.

Romelu Lukaku has been mentioned a little, while United’s plans will almost certainly be ultimately dictated by whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic agrees to stay at the club for another season.