Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has identified the first player he would sign for the club, according to Metro.
The former Schalke boss will be given funds to strengthen the squad during next month’s transfer window.
And the German boss is keen on bringing in RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara to Old Trafford.
Rangnick was confirmed as interim manager for Man United on Monday morning, with the 63-year-old set to be in charge until the end of the season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked 24 hours after he led the Red Devils to an embarrassing defeat to lowly rated Watford.
Michael Carrick, who was the manager in an acting capacity led the club to one victory over Villarreal in the Champions League and a draw in the Premier League against Chelsea.
Before heading to Old Trafford, Rangnick was the head of sports and development at Russian club, Lokomotiv Moscow.
He is already planning to bolster his squad at the Theatre of Dreams ahead of the January transfer window.
The manager’s desire to press and play on the front foot is well known and The Times say Rangnick has identified his former player Haidara as a target for United.
The former RB Leipzig boss signed Haidara while he was at the and the Mali international is said to have a release clause of £33m written into his contract.
The 23-year-old Haidara is closing in on 100 appearances for Leipzig while he has already earned 24 international caps for Mali.
After spending six months as the Manchester United interim manager, Rangnick will stay at Old Trafford for an additional two years in a consultancy role.