Napoli midfielder Jorginho has emerged as a target for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as he sees the 26-year old as the ideal replacement for Michael Carrick.
The Man United veteran is approaching the end of his career and has made only one appearance for the club this term as he suffered a heart scare earlier in the season and is working hard to recover.
Reports say the Brazil-born Italian international is high on the radar for United as they ponder upon a January or summer move.
Jorginho is a key cog in the free-flowing attacking brand of football Napoli play under manager Maurizio Sarri as they chase their first Serie A title in 28 years.
A talented and well-rounded midfielder, Jorginho is well regarded for his composure on the ball and versatility which allows him to operate in a central box-to-box role or in a defensive midfield role or even in a creative midfield role.
Manchester United are in the market for midfield players as they are light in that department with injuries to both Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini resulting in only 3 senior midfield players being available to their manager.
Convincing Napoli to let go of Jorginho, however, will be a very daunting task, be it in January or in the summer.