Manchester United were 'very interested' in signing Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini during the recent summer transfer window, according to a report.
Pellegrini, 22, scored three times in 37 appearances for Roma during the 2017-18 campaign.
The midfielder only returned to Roma in the summer of 2017 following a spell at Sassuolo, but it is understood that he has a £26m release clause inserted into his current deal.
According to Calciomercato, United had a strong interested in Pellegrini during the summer and could now launch a January bid for the eight-time Italy international.
Pellegrini has scored twice and provided five assists in 13 Roma appearances this season.