Manchester United are reportedly ready to make an offer for Atletico Madrid's wantaway midfielder Arda Turan, according to Italian publication La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
Louis van Gaal is actively looking to bolster his squad during the summer transfer window and has already acquired Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven.
The report claims that the Red Devils have made contact with the player and are preparing a bid of just over €40m (£28.5m, $44.8m) in accordance with the Turkish midfielder's release clause which is set at €41m.
The Dutch manager is keen to add some pace and creativity to his side after seeing his team struggle to score goals last term, which saw United's second lowest goal tally in the Premier League era.
The 20-time English champions lost out to Liverpool in the race for Hoffenheim attacker Roberto Firmino and now will be keen to beat off competition for the Turkish international, whose agent Ahmet Bulut has revealed that his client wants to leave the Spanish capital club this summer.
"He [Turan] is planning on leaving Spain this summer. He would like to play in the Premier League, this is the path he would like to see his career take. His departure from Atlético won't be easy due to his €41m buyout clause," Bulut said, as quoted by Spanish publication AS.
However, according to Tutto Mercato Web, the 2013/14 La Liga champions are not interested in selling the Turkish playmaker during the summer transfer window, despite his agent suggesting that he is already in talks with three clubs from across Europe and England.
Diego Simone is a big admirer of Turan, who struggled to make an impact in terms of goals and assists last season, but despite bolstering their squad with Luciano Vietto and the imminent arrival of Jackson Martinez, the Spanish manager is reportedly not keen on letting the attacking midfielder move away from the club.