United move close to Blind deal
Published 30/08/2014 | 21:32
United confirmed on Saturday morning they had agreed a fee with Ajax for the versatile 24-year-old.
Blind is expected to fly to Manchester to agree personal terms and undergo a medical before Monday's 11pm transfer deadline.
The deal to bring Blind to Old Trafford is thought to be worth around £14million.
Blind was part of Louis van Gaal's World Cup squad earlier this summer and is the son of former Holland defender Danny Blind.
The Ajax youth academy product can play in a variety of positions, including left-back and in central midfield.
After watching his team go four games without a win, Van Gaal thinks his squad is in need of an overhaul.
Another target is Roma's Kevin Strootman, but he again is also just coming back from injury.
Van Gaal is expected to sell a number of fringe players before Monday night.
When asked about Kagawa after the draw at Burnley, Van Gaal said: "We'll have to wait and see, because players are deciding (to leave) at the last minute, not the manager."