Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to further improve his squad after a busy summer transfer window, especially considering their recent poor form.
The Norwegian is under intense pressure to turn fortunes around at Old Trafford with the club sitting just two points above the relegation zone after eight games, and will be banking on a big spend in January.
ESPN have now reported that the club are looking at five main targets as they look to climb up the table in the second half of the season, four of which are currently playing in the Premier League.
The first player is Aston Villa’s John McGinn, who scored a hat-trick for Scotland in their recent win over San Marino.
The playmaker has impressed in the opening matches of his first season in the top flight in England, but Villa boss Dean Smith is unlikely to be happy with interest during the season.
West Ham midfielder Declan Rice is another target for the Red Devils after further solid displays under Manuel Pellegrini, but could cost up to £90million as the Hammers look to hold on to their prized asset.
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is also the subject of interest as he continues to find the back of the net on the south coast, and was unlucky to not score during England’s win over Bulgaria on Monday.
The final two players that are being scouted are Lyon’s Moussa Dembele and Leicester’s James Maddison, whom both were heavily linked with moves in the summer.