Tuttosport says Van de Beek is being lined up for a swap deal with Juventus' Adrien Rabiot.
The Red Devils are ready to close the door on Van de Beek's United career and are keen for him to be a makeweight in their pursuit of Rabiot.
Van de Beek has endured a torrid time since arriving in Manchester at the start of the season, failing to make the first team despite a much-vaunted £40million move from Ajax.
The Dutchman has made just two starts in the Premier League, and has been kept out of the side by the sensational form of Bruno Fernandes.
Juventus were one of the clubs that United beat to Van de Beek's signature, and there is hope they remain interested in the 23-year-old despite his lack of game time.
Rabiot would head to Old Trafford as part of the deal. The Frenchman joined Juventus in 2019 on a free transfer after his contract expired at PSG. He has made 25 Serie A appearances this season, scoring two goals.