MANCHESTER UNITED are set to bid for John McGinn — but the Aston Villa star will cost £50million.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the all-action Scot to add the midfield dynamism he feels his side are lacking.

The Old Trafford club have made background checks on McGinn ahead of their opening offer.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since moving to England for a bargain £2.75m from Hibs a year ago.

And Villa rate McGinn so highly they are plotting to tie him down to a new long-term contract.