The German playmaker has been one of the most talked about youngsters in European football over the course of the last few months, with a number of top clubs – including Arsenal – believed to be keen on securing his signature.
However, United chief David Moyes is hoping to beat his rivals to the German international with a big money move in the New Year.
After a botched summer of transfer activity, the Scot is thought to have a vast budget at his disposal heading into the window, with signing a top class creative talent a priority.
Draxler is seen as the ideal solution to the club’s need for flair in the final third, and is said to be available for around £25m.
Arsenal may revive their interest, but United are confident that his increased chances of first-team action at Old Trafford could be enough to swing the odds in their favour.
The Red Devils are also chasing a holding midfielder and a centre-back, with Moyes keen to overhaul his inherited squad after a tough start to the campaign.