Manchester United have joined four other clubs in pursuing Lille defender Gabriel.
Everton, Arsenal, Napoli and PSG have all made contact about signing the Brazilian centre-back.
And the Mirror says United have now done the same as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to solidify his defence for next season.
The Red Devils are hoping to use the windfall from Chris Smalling’s move to Roma in order to fund the deal.
Roma want to pay £12m for Smalling but United want closer to £20m.