Sir Alex Ferguson has been linked with a number of attack minded midfielders to eventually replace Paul Scholes, however the Italian club's ?40m valuation for the Chilean could prove a stumbling block.
Also with Fergie comparing United youngster Nick Powell to a young Paul Scholes, he may decide to hold off from making any big money signings.
?Nick Powell is going to be a really good player," said Sir Alex.
?He has a great temperament, is two-footed and quick.
?He is a good physical specimen and has terrific vision. We hope Powell fills Paul Scholes? boots."