Manchester United would be prepared to spend a British record transfer fee for a defender of more than £45m to sign Everton's John Stones, reports the Manchester Evening News.
They claim manager Louis van Gaal has had the Everton and England centre back watched this season ahead of a potential summer bid.
It is also reported with Chelsea and Barcelona targeting the 21-year-old, Everton are refusing to let him go on the cheap. but that United would not be put off by their £45m asking price.
Former manager David Moyes believes Manchester United fans could have a wait before seeing their side return to the top of the game, reports the Sun.
Moyes was sacked after just ten months in charge at Old Trafford after succeeding Alex Ferguson.
Former England striker Gary Lineker tells Four Four Two he almost joined Manchester United before moving to White Hart Lane in 1989.