Manchester United will turn their attention to Bastian Schweinsteiger if they fail to recruit either Luka Modric or Samir Nasri, it has been claimed.
According to the Daily Star, the Barclays Premier League champions have identified Nasri and Modric as their top targets, but will reignite their interest in Schweinsteiger if they fall short in their pursuit of the midfield duo.
The report continues to add that United would attempt to prise the Germany international away from Bayern Munich by tabling a cash offer, plus the services of Dimitar Berbatov.
The United striker has fallen down Sir Alex Ferguson's pecking order and has since been linked with a move away from the club - despite his agent insisting the Bulgarian will stay with the club.
Schweinsteiger, 26, has a market valuation of around £30 million, but Bayern will be incredibly reluctant to sell their prized asset, who has previously admitted his admiration for United.
It would still appear, however, that United remain heavily in the race for Nasri, with reports today claiming they and Manchester City have made approaches for the Arsenal star.
The Sun reports that City are ready to bid £19 million for the France international, while it has been suggested that United have already had an offer of £18 million rebuffed.