Manchester United have identified signing a right-back as their top priority in the January window and Nathaniel Clyne is the man for the job, according to the Daily Star.
The Red Devils certainly look light in that area and have used Antonio Valencia as a wing-back for much of this term. Rafael has struggled for form and with injury, which is a concern for Louis van Gaal.
Manchester United snapped up Luke Shaw last summer in a deal worth £28 million and it looks as though Clyne could be about to follow his former team-mate to Old Trafford. According to the Daily Star the move is close to happening for a fee of around £20 million.
The Star say that Manchester United sent a scouting delegation to watch Clyne, who earned his maiden England cap last year, during the Saints' 2-1 victory over Newcastle last weekend.
Southampton were forced to sell a host of stars last summer to the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, but have maintained their progression under new boss Ronald Koeman and they are above the Red Devils in the Premier League table in third place.
However it won't be all plain sailing for Van Gaal however with the Star claiming that Liverpool are still hopeful that they can snatch a deal from their great rivals at the last minute. Everton's Seamus Coleman has been mooted as a potential alternative at right-back too.