United were strongly linked with the France international over the summer, but the transfer window closed with the 2018 World Cup winner still at Camp Nou.
A recent report claimed that the Red Devils are still interested in the 23-year-old, who has scored three times and provided one assist in nine appearances for Barca during the 2020-21 campaign.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Ronald Koeman's side are prepared to discuss a January deal with United, while there has already been contact between the English giants and the player himself.
United are only believed to be interested in a loan deal for Dembele at this stage. body check tags ::