Bournemouth are allegedly prepared to sell Joshua King and Nathan Ake this summer, a development which is understood to have alerted the 20-times English champions Manchester United.
At a time when Bournemouth are struggling to remain in the Premier League, talk naturally persists regarding a number of their key men.
However, according to the Daily Mail, the Cherries officials plan to make significant cuts before the beginning of the next campaign, regardless of whether the South-coast side are still in the top flight.
While the majority of their stars will likely be made available, there will be serious interest in defender Ake and forward King.
The Red Devils have been linked with both players in the past, particularly the latter, who came close to sealing a return to Old Trafford during the last transfer market.
With just 12 months left on his current deal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s fellow countryman is also valued less than his teammate.
Elsewhere, West Ham United are allegedly considering an approach for Manchester United pair Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard.
The England duo have struggled to make an impression under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this term and could reportedly be moved on by the Red Devils this summer.
According to The Independent, manager David Moyes is keen to reunite with them at West Ham, having worked with the duo during his brief stint as Manchester United manager.
But, an approach for the stars could be hindered by a host of roadblocks, as Jones penned a four-year contract at Old Trafford last summer while Lingard is believed to be keen to fight for his place in Ole’s starting lineup.