Manchester United are favourites to land Udinese midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah. Sky Italia says United approached Udinese yesterday to open talks for Asamoah and defensive teammate Mehdi Benatia.

However, Udine sources say Udinese will not consider selling Benatia this summer, but will listen to offers for Asamoah.

Juventus are also interested in the Ghana international, but United are regarded as favourites with their Italian rivals struggling to put together an attractive proposal for Udinese to consider.