Louis van Gaal has told Manchester United to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani, Express Sport reports.
The former Napoli striker is also one of the main targets for Juventus according to reports in Italy.
But the Dutchman has identified the 28-year-old as the one to replace Robin van Persie who is expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer.
Agent Claudio Anellucci revealed two months ago that the Uruguayan would be interested in moving to Spain or England but a return to the Italian Serie A is also a possibility.
"For the moment, it seems too early to make any such considerations. Edi is under contract with PSG and discussions of this kind are linked to different situations," Annellucci told Radio Olympia.
"Once the situation has been clarified, different scenarios could open up given that players such as him, at the height of their maturity, are coveted by the best teams in Europe.
"The markets of interest are Spain and England, and that currently excludes an Italian club being able to take part in going for Cavani."