According to the Spanish newspaper Nacional, Erik ten Hag is pressuring the Red Devils to sign French international Aurelien Tchouameni.
Man United will travel to France to finalize a deal for the Les Bleus midfielder, according to the Catalan outlet.
According to reports, Los Blancos seek a sum of 80 million euros (£68.7 million) to sell the midfielder they signed from Monaco for a similar fee.
If Manchester United does not match the asking price, Tchouameni will remain with Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti, with no guarantee of starting.
In the heart of the park, the 14-time European winners have plenty of quality and depth. They recently signed new contracts with veterans and legends Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
Furthermore, top-tier players such as Valverde and Camaving are there, and Real Madrid spent big to sign Jude Bellingham from Dortmund last month.
Tchouameni is a talented player who can play in both the No.6 and No.8 positions. At the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, he scored a spectacular long-range goal against England.
Ten Hag depends heavily on veterans Casemiro and Eriksen in the midfield due to the inconsistency of Fred and McTominay.