Erik ten Hag coached the 25-year-old at Ajax and feels the midfielder can be an vital a part of the rebuild he’s enterprise at Outdated Trafford.
United are understood to have made optimistic progress in talks with Barcelona and a deal of round 65million euros (£56million) plus add-ons has been lined up.
Manchester United have made headway in negotiations with Barcelona over key summer time goal Frenkie de Jong, the PA information company understands.
There stays points to iron out however the first signing of the Ten Hag period seems to be edging nearer.
The acquisition of a box-to-box midfielder has been a spotlight for the newly-appointed Dutchman, who oversaw his first coaching session as Crimson Devils supervisor on Monday.
United have struggled for midfield management and stability lately, whereas the departure on free transfers of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic have weakened their choices.
The duo are amongst numerous high-profile departures this summer time as Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata additionally left on the finish of their offers.
Work is afoot so as to add extra faces and a few peripheral gamers are on their means out, with back-up goalkeeper Dean Henderson set to affix Nottingham Forest on mortgage.
In the meantime, United teenager Zidane Iqbal has signed a brand new and improved deal on the membership.
The Mancunian of Iraqi and Pakistani heritage made his debut in December’s Champions League match towards Younger Boys and has signed a deal till June 2025, with the choice of an extra yr.
“Delighted to have prolonged my keep at this glorious membership,” 19-year-old Iqbal posted on Twitter. “Alhamdulillah.”