The Red Devils have also been linked with a move for Wolves midfield Ruben Neves, who could be available for around £35million.
But United may have other priorities in the transfer window before pursuing a central midfielder.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly prioritising the capture of Jadon Sancho after a long-standing interest in the Borussia Dortmund winger.
United are also set to go ‘all out’ for a new centre-back following the Europa League final on Wednesday.
And they are also considered among the favourites to land Harry Kane after the England striker signalled his desire to leave Tottenham.