Manchester United boss David Moyes has turned his attentions to PSV Eindhoven defender Santiago Arias, after being warned off a move for Everton full back Seamus Coleman, according to the Daily Mirror.
The reigning Premier League champions were linked with a sensational £45million move for Coleman and Southampton left back Luke Shaw last month.
However, Everton are reluctant to do business with the Red Devils once again, having already fended off interest in Leighton Baines by persuading the England left back to sign a new deal at Goodison Park.
Coleman – who has scored five goals from right back this season – was bought to the Premier League by Moyes in 2009, but is thought to be keen to stay and continue playing under Roberto Martinez.
This has forced Moyes to turn his attention to other targets, with 22-year-old PSV defender Arias believed to be high on his list.
The Colombian international would be a much cheaper alternative to Coleman, with the Dutch club reportedly willing to listen to offers of around £8million.
Moyes is keen to bolster his defence in the summer, with Nemanja Vidic already announcing his departure, and the futures of Rafael, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra still uncertain.