Morouane Fellaini contract negotiations with Manchester United continue to stall, and the Red Devils are reluctant to sell the Belgian in January, which means he could leave on a free transfer next summer.
If that were to happen, United will have to find a formidable replacement for the former Everton star.
According to Sportwitness, Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the player United want to replace Fellaini.
Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Serbia international and is admiration is nothing new.
II Messaggero, as reported by Sportwitness claims a United scout was present to watch the 22-year old play over the weekend, when Lazio defeated Sampdoria 2-1 away from home.
The report also claims that the Serie A club will not let Milinkovic-Savic go cheap if they want to sell him, with a €100m price tag quoted.
Although the move might not be possible in January, but United will likely tender an offer for the midfielder signature in summer.
Mourinho is set to clear out some unwanted player from his team in January in other to raise funds for summer spree.
The likes of Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian and Deley Blind could be shown the exit door to Old Trafford.