Spanish reports claim Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has already been offered personal terms by Old Trafford officials.
They claim the offer on the table from the Red Devils amounts to €30 million cash (roughly £21 million), plus goalkeeper David De Gea, in order to secure the services of the 29-year-old central defender.
In addition, the AS report also notes that agent and brother of the Spain international, Rene Ramos, has already held talks with Manchester United last April, over a potential move.
Those talks were apparently held in a London hotel, when Old Trafford officials offered to double the €6 million per season salary Ramos is currently earning with Real Madrid, to a whopping €12 million (around £8.5 million) for each campaign he would wear the Manchester United shirt.
Ramos has already been preparing himself for an eventual departure from the Santiago Bernabeu, and has been having English lessons for some time, with the Premier League always regarded as a possible future destination.
Whilst it's acknowledged Manchester United have no real desire to lose David De Gea, remaining hopeful that he'll still consider accepting a new deal, they're also conscious that whilst Sergio Ramos remains unsettled with Real Madrid, a unique opportunity has presented itself, in which they can potentially land one of the best defenders in world football.
Over recent days Ramos has reportedly been left feeling annoyed, after his name was linked with Barcelona by presidential election candidates. The player is said to be frustrated that Real Madrid haven't offered any official response to deny such claims, defend his name, or criticise their Catalan rivals.
The relationship between Ramos and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is also said to be frosty at best, after contract extension negotiations reached an impasse. The player reportedly asking for €10 million per season, whilst the club won't offer more than €7 million.