Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has one eye on the head coach position at Manchester United, according to Daily Star.
The Red Devils have struggled with their league form recently, and they have picked up just one point from the last three matches.
The hierarchy continue to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the job, but there is speculation that an extension of the run could see his dismissal.
Conte is wanted by Newcastle United after their takeover by Saudi-based consortium, but he is prepared to snub their advances.
The Italian has his sights on the Red Devils job, and he is prepared to wait for the potential dismissal of Solskjaer from the helm.
They also have a double-header against Atalanta in the Champions League. Solskjaer could be sacked with a few defeats in this run.
Conte was linked with Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer, but he rejected them as he was not backed to bring in his own players.