Roberto Martinez has lined up Tom Cleverley as the perfect replacement for Leon Osman when he hangs up his boots.
The Spaniard, who managed Cleverley at Wigan Athletic in the 2010-11 campaign, is prepared to pay £8million for the midfielder.
According to the Daily Star, the manager is keen to bring the player over to Merseyside after having a torrid time at Old Trafford this year - which has led to a lot of criticism from fans of both Manchester United and England.
Osman, 32, will still be at the club next season but his contract is due to expire next year so Martinez would like to have a replacement lined up in time for his departure.
Manchester United will be looking to invest in an influx of stars for the next campaign after their lowest finish in Premier League history.
Adam Lallana, who plays in a similar position to Cleverley, is one of the names who has been considered to join Manchester United in the summer.
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