Louis van Gaal said that he wants to buy a world class midfielder but Manchester United are looking to strengthen other departments, according to various sources including the Express.
The club are tracking a 19-year-old Brazilian striker named Kenedy.
After exciting displays at the Sudamericano U20 Championships, the Fluminense forward has prompted United to make inquiries about a possible transfer.
In truth, he has been on the Premier League club’s radar for several years.
This hesitancy from United could be their downfall as Inter Milan are said to also be among a growing list of admirers.
A fee in the region of £5 million has been suggested, which United top hats could probably find down the side of a sofa inside Old Trafford.
Club officials hope that successful deals in the past will help them in these negotiations. United acquired Fabio and Rafael da Silva from Fluminense in 2008.