Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly hold discussions with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward next week over a possible swoop for Fiorentina central defender Nikola Milenkovic.

Norwegian confirmed after Manchester United’s FA Cup third-round victory over Reading that he will have a small say in transfer matters throughout his remaining four months at Old Trafford.

First up for Solskjaer, according to a British tabloid newspaper The Sun, is to decide whether Nikola Milenkovic would be a good fit for the club.

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho watched the Serbia international star up close earlier in the season and club scouts have been in attendance for a host of Fiorentina’s matches in the latest months.

The report suggests that Solskjaer and Ed Woodward will meet up in the coming days and discuss a possible £45 million bid for the 21-year-old central defender, who can also fill in at right-back.

A number of other clubs are believed to hold an interest in Serbian star, with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus among them, but Manchester United are at the front of the queue.