Bayern Munich defender David Alaba sits top of Jose Mourinho’s January wishlist, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Manchester United boss reportedly wants to bolster his defence, and would be willing to spend £40m on the versatile Austrian.
Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk is another name linked with a move to Old Trafford, with the Dutchman putting in a string of impressive performances on the south coast this season.
Jose Mourinho had Austria international Alaba watched twice by United scouts during the international break, with a view to making a January bid for the versatile 24-year-old.
Bayern are likely to rebuff any attempts to prise Alaba away from them in January, with Arsenal also said to be keeping tabs on the player who looks set to spark a huge bidding war.
United chief Woodward backed Mourinho to the tune of £150million in the summer, bringing in world record £89million signing Paul Pogba from Juventus, defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.