Manchester United are reportedly considering a summer move for Liverpool and Tottenham target Fernando Llorente.
According to Metro, the Barclays Premier League leaders have made a 'number of enquiries' about the Spaniard and are preparing to make a decisive move for the £30 million-rated striker when the transfer window reopens in June.
Both Liverpool and Tottenham are known to have made moves of their own for the 26-year-old and could now face a fascinating battle with United in pursuit of the Athletic Bilbao hotshot.
There were claims in January that Liverpool representatives had flown to Spain to thrash out a deal for Llorente after resigning themselves to the fact that Fernando Torres would leave Anfield for Stamford Bridge.
However, Liverpool failed to meet Atheltic's requirements and instead opted to sign Andy Carroll from Newcastle for a British record £35 million.
Like Liverpool, Spurs also reportedly had their sights set on Llorente in January in their pursuit of more firepower - with the White Hart Lane club also have bids rejected for Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi and Argentina star Sergio Aguero.
Spurs, however, have been tipped to reignite their interest in Llorente at the end of the season with Harry Redknapp and Co prepared to spend big in order to land a world class target.
"The chairman would have bought someone for £30million though, for sure. He wanted to bring someone in [in January]," said the Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp.
"There was no doubt that he wanted to do it. He wanted to get somebody in and if Daniel [Levy] and [Tottenham owner] Joe Lewis can find the right people they will have a go again."
Conversely to Spurs, United enjoyed a relatively quiet January transfer window but Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to bring a number of new recruits to Old Trafford during the next window.