Manchester United are prepared to trigger the £140million release clause for Barcelona star Neymar this summer, Daily Star reports.
The 23-year-old was linked with a sensational switch to Old Trafford throughout the summer, with speculation that an offer was also tabled.
He was expected to tie down a contract extension with his club heading into the current January window, but talks over a new deal has been delayed.
United have been struggling over the past few months with their attacking football as they picked up a number of consecutive 0-0 draws.
Manager Louis van Gaal is now keen to reinforce his squad during the current window as well as in the summer in order to fight for a place in the top four.
The Red Devils were said to have even met with Neymar’s representatives in order to discuss the terms of the transfer as they look to continue monitoring his situation with the La Liga champions.