Stadio Friuli star could be on his way to Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge.
Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez is the subject of an intense bidding war between Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.
The United chief executive, David Gill, flew to meet the Serie A club’s president, Giampolo Pozzo, to discuss a £30million bid for the 22-year-old.
Gill’s counter-part at City, Brian Marwood, was in talks last weekend but failed to reach an agreement on a £27million move.
Chelsea have turned their attention to the Chile international as their long-standing attempt to sign Neymar from Santos appears to have stalled with owner Roman Abramovich unwilling to meet his £40 million buy-out clause.
The Blues bid £22million in January for Sanchez, which was rejected, but as yet have not tabled another offer, according to The Times.
Udinese are hoping the added interest from the Premier League will spark a bidding war for their star who has also attracted interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Juventus.
If United manage to steal the signing of Sanchez from under the noses of their neighbours would signify a major coup for the club.
The Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been very busy so far this summer, after signing Phil Jones from Blackburn and on the verge of completing deals for Ashley Young and David de Gea.