The Belgium international looks set to be reunited with David Moyes at Sunderland, having seen his career plummet since the Scot was sacked as Old Trafford boss in 2014.
Indeed, the 21-year-old cut a frustrated figure during his first season under Louis van Gaal and spent last term wallowing on the bench at Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester Evening News reported on Wednesday that Januzaj is set for a season-long loan move to the Stadium of Light, after being convinced not to leave United in a permanent transfer.
But Gazzetta World suggest Italian giants AC Milan could throw a last-minute spanner in the works, with the San Siro side also targeting Januzaj.
They’re eyeing the 6 foot attacker as a potential replacement for Jeremy Menez, although it’s unconfirmed whether they want to sign him on loan or permanently.