Man United are reportedly stepping up the hunt for Jean Michael Seri with increasing doubts over Paul Pogba.
The Nice midfielder’s representatives are said to have been contacted by United chiefs as they are worried their £89million midfielder could leave.
Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho is weighing up a deal that would see Seri, 26, join in the summer.
Pogba, 24, had a falling out with The Special One after a string of lacklustre performances for United.
That included being subbed in the 1-0 loss to Newcastle and being left on the bench in the goalless draw with Sevilla on Tuesday.
Seri saw a move to Barcelona fall through in the summer but has interest in the Premier League.
United lead the chase but Chelsea and Liverpool have also tracked the Ivory Coast international.
Manchester City have considered him but are favouring a move for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred.
All clubs are aware that the ex-Porto midfielder has a release clause that can see him move for less than market value.
Pogba’s falling out with Mourinho could see the former Juventus star leave Old Trafford for the second time after just two years.