Sir Alex Ferguson will make a bid to sign Argentinian striker Mauro Boselli this summer, according to the News of the World.
The 24-year-old is currently playing for Estudiantes in Argentina and has bagged 24 goals in 34 games this season.
Boselli is rumoured to have attracted attention from a host of other Premier League sides as well as Italian title challengers Roma.
The report claims that Boselli, who has one international cap for his country, would cost the champions just £5 million.
United’s stiking options have come under scrutiny recently with reports suggesting under-fire forward Dimitar Berbatov could be set for a move to Italy.
Should Boselli make the move to Old Trafford he would become the club’s second signing from the Americas in quick succession after the Red Devils announced the capture of Javier Hernandez from Chivas in Mexico earlier this month.