Bologna have set a price tag of €15m for Marko Arnautovic amid Manchester United's interest in the forward, 90min understands.
As exemplified on Sunday, with Christian Eriksen starting up top as a false nine, United are in dire need of some new forward options this summer.
90min understands that one striker whom Man Utd have opened talks over is former West Ham man Arnautovic. The 33-year-old impressed last season in Serie A, scoring 14 goals for I Rossoblu as the club finished 13th in the league.
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In order to part with their star player, Bologna are looking for an initial fee of €15m, but at the moment Man Utd are only willing to spend less than €10m.
Personal terms have been discussed between the club and Arnautovic, with the player wanting a three year deal to return to the Premier League.
The forward has previously spent six seasons in England with Stoke City and West Ham respectively, scoring 43 league goals in that time. His best seasons came in east London when, as a central striker, he scored 11 goals in consecutive seasons.