Manchester United director Ed Woodward has opened negotiations with agent Mino Raiola to understand if Juventus are ready to sell Paul Pogba this summer.
The Frenchman is the last player Jose Mourinho wants to sign during the summer transfer window.
The Portuguese has revealed that he will sign a total of four players and having already signed Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, he wants the 23-year-old to be the last player to join the club.
The player is also a target for Real Madrid who are strong favourites to secure his services according to reports in Spain.
Raiola confirmed that negotiations are ongoing and that a move to the Santiago Bernabeu would boost the youngster's chances of winning the Ballon d'Or.
"We are talking but nothing is decided. [Real coach] Zinedine Zidane's wish is important. The club's wish is important," the agent told Marca.
"We are in the initial phase. It's not a negotiation. Both sides know what it wants and we shall see if we complete a deal or it ends in divorce.
"Paul dreams of winning the Ballon d'Or... Real Madrid is a fantastic club to achieve that."