Manchester United have made Nathaniel Clyne their top target for the summer after reportedly missing out on Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, who may move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Red Devils are in desperate need of a full-back after Antonio Valencia's dismal performance against Arsenal, which has put his future at United in doldrums. Meanwhile, Brazilian right-back Rafael da Silva has also fallen out of favour with Louis van Gaal, as the Dutchman is reportedly unhappy with his attitude and propensity, which has led to him being cautioned regularly.
Clyne, on the other hand, has been in brilliant form this season for Southampton, which has got him a call to the national squad. His presence will add some much needed pace and solidity to United's defence, which needs some leadership at the back to curb the concession of easy goals.
The 20-time Champions also need a centre-back in the same mould as former defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand who held the backline together for years, were an integral part of their title winning campaign under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Also, Red Devils starlet Will Keane who has impressed during his time on loan at Sheffield United, wants to translate the same form in a United shirt.
The striker has scored 13 goals this term and given the confidence shown by Van Gaal in James Wilson, has urged the Dutchman to give him a chance to prove himself.
"I've enjoyed it very much so far. It's been good experience for me as, up to now, I've been playing in every game which has been pleasing. It's the reason I came here - to get games under my belt," Keane told Manchester United's official website.
"I think maybe this is a bit more like reality [here] because you get caught in a little bubble at United. Only a certain number of clubs have those facilities and you can take it for granted a bit at times. It's a different experience and something I've taken to. I've got to enjoy the challenge.
"My aim is to hopefully come back to United and be involved in the set-up there. That's what I set out to do. At the moment, I'm here until the end of the season and want to give everything here. Hopefully, I can keep playing well and scoring goals and then reassess the situation at the end of the season," he added.