Manchester United appear set to make a move for versatile Dutch international Daley Blind after apparent negotiations to sign England and Southampton star Luke Shaw stalled.
The Daily Mirror have reported that Ajax have been contacted by Louis van Gaal's side and have been asked to be kept informed about the 24-year-old transfer status.
Blind has been part of an Ajax side that has won four consecutive Dutch titles in the Eredivisie. He was also named Dutch Footballer of the Year in 2014 after an exceptional season saw the Netherlands international make 39 appearances in all competitions.
The 24-year-old has been hugely influential in the Netherlands World Cup campaign so far under new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal and the experienced manager seems to admire the versatility and creative ability. The left-back assisting the equaliser with an exceptional diagonal ball over the Spanish defence to provide Robin van Persie's headed effort.
It seems that Daley Blind would be available for just £12 million, a substantially lower price compared to the bid they placed last month for Southampton star Luke Shaw. United are becoming frustrated in the negotiation process and believe £30 million is far from the price they are willing to pay for the 18-year-old.
Even if left-back Luke Shaw were to move to Old Trafford in the summer, their is still is a huge possibility that Blind could move from the Dutch champions because of his versatility to play left-back as well as defensive midfield and out wide.
The relationship between Daley Blind and Louis van Gaal could just clinch it for United in the quest to rebuild and improve at Old Trafford.
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