Manchester United are preparing an offer for Italy and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to Sun Sport.
The English newspaper claims Jose Mourinho has named Verratti as one of the prime targets for this summer.
Former Inter tactician Mou wants to revamp his midfield, as Marouane Fellaini is set to leave on a free transfer – and has been linked with Milan – while Michael Carrick has retired.
Manchester United are never shy about spending on the transfer market and would be able to meet PSG’s €80m asking price.
The 25-year-old Italian had been close to Barcelona last summer, but the move never materialised.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the first choice, but Lazio are demanding at least €100m for the Serbia international.