Manchester United are set to venture into the transfer market this summer to bolster their ranks ahead of next season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side aiming to close the gap to rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

A host of players are already being linked with a potential move to Old Trafford, with more names likely to surface throughout the summer months.

Among them is Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, a player who has been touted for a move to a host of Europe's top sides following an impressive breakthrough season with the Ligue 1 side.

But who exactly is the teenager, what has been said about him and who else is in the fight for his services? Here is everything you need to know.

Who is he?

Born in Angola, the 18-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since making his debut for Stade Rennes as a 16-year-old in 2019, becoming a mainstay for the Ligue 1 outfit since then.

In August 2019, Camavinga's arrival on the global stage came with a man of the match performance and an assist in Rennes' 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

His performances at club level earned him recognition with the France national team, earning his first call-up in August 2020 after Paul Pogba was forced to be absent from the squad after testing positive for Covid-19.

The box-to-box midfielder came off the bench to make his debut against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League and then scored his first goal in a 7-1 victory over Ukraine in October 2020, via an overhead kick.

In doing so Camavinga became the youngest player to represent and score for France in over 100 years, behind only Maurice Gastiger in 1914.

This season, Camavinga has missed just two of Rennes' 32 Ligue 1 matches, playing an integral part in their push for European qualification.

Paul Pogba and Eduardo Camavinga for France

What's been said?

"I need to manage him like Julien Stephan is managing Eduardo at Rennes. He will play every three days soon. He is a very young player with a lot of great skills and huge talent," France boss Didier Deschamps said in October.

"I already selected him last month, I think he is good enough and that's why he plays. He needs to show his skills on the pitch, even if we should not ask too much either.

"He is here. We all know the huge competition we have in the midfield but it's not the others and him, it's totally him among the others. I will need to make some choices."

Camavinga's agent, Jonathan Barnett, has recently touted the sky-high potential of his client.

“Camavinga can play next year in the Premier League. He is that good," he told The Athletic.

"Whether he will or not, I don’t know. His background has been tough if you know what he went through as a refugee and the burning of his home (in Rennes).

"But his character is amazingly strong. He is not your average 18-year-old. Playing in front of 100,000 people is not going to scare him. He’s a lovely boy and I think he’s going to be a superstar.”

How much would a transfer cost?

Camavinga is likely to be available this summer after reportedly rejecting the offer of a new contract at Rennes. His current deal is due to expire in 2022, when he would be available on a free transfer.

As such, Rennes are expected to cash in this summer and can take advantage of the fierce battle for his services that has been developing over the course of the past year.

It has been reported that Rennes will demand in excess of £60million for the teenage midfielder, over double their current record departure - the £27m Watford paid for Ismaila Sarr.

Which clubs are in the hunt?

Manchester United will face competition both at home and abroad if they make a move to sign Camavinga this summer, with a number of Premier League sides among those being touted for a move.

Arsenal and Liverpool are among the English clubs reportedly interested in the teenager, while the biggest competition on the continent would come from Real Madrid.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also both seen their names thrown into a mix, while it wouldn't be surprising to see PSG emerge as suitors for the up-and-coming French star.