Manchester United is plotting a January swoop for Real Madrid star, Marco Asensio.
That is according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, who say Jose Mourinho has opted against pursuing his interest in Gareth Bale in favour of a move for Asensio.
The 21-year-old has already made a name for himself at the Bernabeu with a clutch of spectacular goals, but is yet to nail down a starting spot under Zinedine Zidane.
Mourinho is willing to take advantage of the situation by offering Asension a starring role at Old Trafford.
In a related development, Manchester United is preparing a club-record £95million bid to lure Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Milinkovic-Savic arrived for just £16million from Genk in 2015 but has since gone to establish himself as one of the most sought-after midfielders in Europe.
Manchester City and Juventus are also said to be interested in the player.