Manchester United are trying their best to fine Guillermo Varela a new club after it became apparent he has no future at Old Trafford, reports in Italy suggest.
The 20-year-old joined the Manchester United squad in the summer only to be met with Sir Alex Ferguson's departure.
New manager David Moyes has yet to be convinced by Varela, with the player yet to feature for the United first team, even failing to break into the under-21 team.
He left Old Trafford to return to Uruguay for family reasons in December and reports in his native country suggested that his old club Penarol were in contact with Manchester United attempting to sign the player on loan.
But Torino are currently at their limit for non EU players and will need to see one depart before Varela is allowed to join.
Varela's failure to establish himself at Old Trafford compounded what was a very disappointing summer for Moyes in the transfer window.
After failing to sign a number of targets, Moyes eventually secured the signing of Marouane Fellaini from Everton for £27.5m.
Although fans were satisfied with the recruitment of the big Belgian, there is a strong feeling that the deal could have been secured long before transfer deadline day.