Having landed Alexis Sanchez and Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned his attentions to Jean Michael Seri.
The Manchester United boss is pushing for a deal for the Nice midfielder, according to The Sun.
Having brought in Sanchez to bolster United’s attack Mourinho is said to have turned attentions to midfield.
United veteran Michael Carrick is set to retire at the end of the season and with Marouane Fellaini failing to agree terms on a new deal, Mourinho needs back up in central midfield.
Seri is on the radar of a number of clubs, including Chelsea and Liverpool, but it’s United who are leading the race to land him, according to the report.
The 26-year-old saw a move to Barcelona fall through in the summer but it is claimed a switch to Old Trafford could be on the cards before the January transfer window closes next week.
Meanwhile, Mourinho is said to have worked out a plan to land Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes on the cheap.
Reports in Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Mourinho will attempt to persuade the La Liga side to sell the midfielder for £20million.
And his plan is to guarantee United will not rival them for Antoine Griezmann in the summer.