The Netherlands international was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford from Ajax last summer but he eventually made the switch to the Bianconeri for a reported fee of around £65m.
De Ligt has since experienced a difficult season in the Italian top-flight, where he has managed just 17 starts and the majority of those have come due to the long-term injuries for
According to The Star, United boss
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
is keen on pursuing another top-class centre-back in the summer despite the recent success of
at the heart of the defence.
The Bianconeri are said to be looking at the prospect of re-signing
this summer and Solskjaer's side are planning to propose a part-exchange deal where De Ligt could move in the opposite direction as a makeweight.