Manchester United are said to be tracking Real Madrid striker and reported Liverpool target Gonzalo Higuain according to reports on Spanish radio station Candena Ser.
The 23-year-old Argentine international has been in scintillating form for Los Blancos this season, scoring five goals in six La Liga appearances.
But with four years still to run on his contract at the Bernabeu, it is believed that Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson will need to offer a fee in the region of €30million to make an Old Trafford move possible.
Any prospective deal will ultimately hinge on the capture of Brazilian superstar Neymar agreeing to join Real, as Jose Mourinho edges closer to the club's long-term transfer target.
If Neymar signs, then Higuain will be free to leave Madrid, having failed to establish his place in the starting line-up - four of his six appearances this year have come from the bench.
The striker has attracted further interest from the Barclays Premier League as Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish weighs up a January move for the talented star.
The opportunity for him to link up with fellow South American sensation Luis Suarez at Anfield may be too good to turn down, and could play a crucial part in Higuain's decision to pick between Manchester United and Liverpool.