AC MILAN are plotting a summer swoop for Manchester United’s Ander Herrera, according to reports.
The Spaniard has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford starting just eight Premier League games this season.
United would be prepared let the 28-year-old move to Serie A – if the Italian giants table a bid of more than £30million, claim Tuttosport.
Herrera was a free agent in the summer, but the club activated the 12-month option on his contract keeping him at Old Trafford until the end of next season.
Milan have been splashing the cash since Silvio Berlusconi sold the club to a Chinese-led consortium.
They spent £210million last summer to challenge the dominance of Juventus and reclaim their place at Europe’s top table.
Herrera moved to Old Trafford in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao for £28m a year after the club’s botched attempt to land him under former boss David Moyes.
Lawyers claiming to represent United turned up at La Liga headquarters in Madrid to finalise a proposed move to Old Trafford, but the Premier League side were not prepared to meet the buy-out clause.
Jose Mourinho is looking to revamp his squad next summer and has prioritised a central midfielder with Michael Carrick retiring at the end of the season.
Highly-rated Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri is also a United target.
The Ivory Coast international has a £35million buy-out clause and is keen to play in the Premier League next season.
The futures of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are under a cloud after a string of poor performances.
Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld who is yet to agree a new deal at White Hart Lane is reportedly on United’s radar.