AJAX are weighing up a move to bring Donny van de Beek back to Amsterdam this month.
The Dutch international has endured a miserable three years at Old Trafford since making the £35million move.
He has fought his way back from a serious knee injury which saw him miss the final few months of last season.
But he looks unlikely to force his way into the reckoning on a regular basis under Erik ten Hag.
Ajax missed out on Champions League qualification last season so are having to watch the pennies – but a loan move could be an option.
That won’t be great news for boss Ten Hag who would is desperate for the cash up front to fund a move for Sofyan Amrabat.
Both Inter and Fenerbahce have shown interest in the French forward in recent weeks – and a move away looks likely.
Meanwhile West Ham bid for centre-half Harry Maguire is stalling over personal terms.
So the Hammers are hurriedly turning instead to Bayer Leverkusen’s Odilon Kossounou — lining up a £30million swoop.
Manchester United have accepted a £30m bid for England star Maguire but they would have to part-fund his wages.
Ivorian Kossounou, 22, has come up as the major alternative, with West Ham sporting director Tim Steidten knowing him from his time at the German club.
Leverkusen may even be open to a loan deal with a guaranteed buy later.