Sky Italia says United are closing in on a deal to sign Monaco star Fabinho.
The Red Devils are believed to be in talks with the Ligue 1 outfit over a possible £45million summer transfer.
Jose Mourinho was linked with the Brazilian last month but remains keen to make the move happen when the transfer window reopens.
United chiefs have made contact with Monaco in a bid to get a deal thrashed out before the summer.
However, they face competition from Paris Saint-Germain for his signature.