Manchester United are weighing a move for Dynamo Kiev's highly rated Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic, sources have told ESPN FC.
Dragovic, 23, has impressed for club and country this season and United scouts have been keeping tabs on his progress, sources said.
United have been searching for defensive reinforcements for some time after failing to bring in a central defender last summer.
Louis van Gaal has been linked with a host of names, including Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels and Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar, but sources said Dragovic figures highly on his wanted list.
Dragovic has been an ever-present for Kiev in the Ukrainian Premier League this season and he has also caught the eye in their Europa League campaign this term.
The likes of West Ham and Arsenal have been credited with Dragovic in the past as they look to bolster their defensive options, but United could get a jump on their Premier League rivals by joining the race for the talented 23-year-old.
Dragovic, who joined Kiev from Basel in the summer of 2013, is reportedly keen on a move away from Ukraine and would jump at the chance of a move to the Premier League.
Kiev are reluctant to lose such a key defender as Dragovic in this month's transfer window but are bracing themselves for offers for the centre-back, sources said.