Manchester United are set to make a £15m ($24m) bid for Everton right-back Seamus Coleman, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Red Devils have missed out on their major transfer targets at right-back and are looking to poach the Republic of Ireland International as their last resort this summer.
Dani Alves, who was United's top target, has signed a new contract with Barcelona, while Nathaniel Clyne is set to sign for Liverpool. United's only recognised right-back, Rafael, is likely to leave in the summer, as reported by the Mirror, with Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling being used as makeshift defenders in his absence.
Coleman has been among Everton's best players over the last couple of seasons and the Red Devils may have a tough task at hand to convince the Toffees to part with one of their brightest stars.
The report states that Coleman had also attracted interest from Bayern Munich, but Pep Guardiola has reportedly moved on to other targets, leaving Louis van Gaal with a clear road of securing a deal for the 26-year-old.
Their chances will be heightened should Coleman force a move out of the club in lieu of securing Champions League football, something which has reportedly helped United secure the services of Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton. The Mirror reports that a deal for the Frenchman should be completed as early as Wednesday, making him their second summer signing after Memphis Depay, whom they secured from PSV Eindoven.
Schneiderlin will add some much needed steel in the midfield for the Red Devils, which allow the likes of Angel Di Maria and Juan Mata to venture forward at will. Ander Herrera, who was the Red Devils' most prolific goalscorer from the midfield last season would also benefit from his addition.
Van Gaal is likely to splash some cash in the attacking department, with the Mirror reporting that Robin van Persie may follow the footsteps of Radamel Falcao out of the club, who saw his loan deal being cancelled with Monaco after a disappointing season at Old Trafford.