United have been strongly linked with a summer move for Ajax's 23-year-old Dutch international striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
The Times says Sir Alex Ferguson is already masterminding next season's campaign, and has earmarked the prolific youngster as one of three major summer signings.
Long-term targets Owen Hargreaves and Nani allegedly make up the trio, although they are by no means the only names linked with Old Trafford.
Barcelona stars Deco, Samuel Eto'o and Eidur Gudjohnsen have all been strongly tipped for moves to Manchester in recent weeks, while Manchester City's Micah Richards is also a shock contender to be Gary Neville's long-term replacement.
The Sunday Express backs up The Times' claims about a move for Huntelaar, but claim that missions to watch him have alerted the Reds to Ajax team-mate Wesley Sneijder.
In terms of mooted departures, Alan Smith continues to be linked with countless Premiership clubs, while Mikael Silvestre and Wes Brown are supposed targets for Newcastle.