Elon Musk is believed to be interested in making a £4.5bn move to buy Man Utd.
Manchester United will be faced with taking a £40m hit on Harry Maguire if the England defender leaves Old Trafford this summer
The Daily Mail quotes sources as saying that the tech-billionaire is believed to be monitoring the situation closely, and wondering if there is an opportunity at Old Trafford that he should not miss.
Manchester United owners, the Glazers, are exploring a full sale of the club this month.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe remains the only person to publicly declare an interest in buying the club from the Glazers. But there is reported to be plenty of interest from US investors as well as Qatar-based groups.