Manchester United have boosted their hopes of landing Cody Gakpo as ‘negotiations are already advanced’ with the PSV Eindhoven star ahead of a potential switch to Old Trafford, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has told GiveMeSport.
Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag will be handed the opportunity to strengthen his squad when the winter window opens for business at the turn of the year.
According to sportpage.co.uk, Manchester United has started working on a move for Gakpo after the hierarchy gave the green light to head to the negotiating table.
The report suggests the Red Devils are in pole position to swoop for the PSV attacker despite additional interest coming from Newcastle United and Arsenal, while Real Madrid has also got their hands on positive feedback from scouts.
Romano has revealed that Gakpo remains a priority target for Manchester United, who are planning to make a £43million bid when the transfer window reopens after the Dutchman has been identified as an ideal replacement for the departed Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 23-year-old has already admitted that he would consider a move to Old Trafford, while PSV director of football Marcel Brands has claimed that the Eredivisie giants are preparing to offload their talisman next month.