Red Devils boss David Moyes is desperate to sign a quality creative midfielder before Monday’s 11pm deadline and has switched his attentions to Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera after missing out on Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas.
Manchester United are set to pay Ander Herrera’s £30.75 million buy out clause, paving the way for the Spaniard to move to Old Trafford, Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague has announced on Twitter.
The Red Devil’s had a bid for Herrera of £25.5 million rejected by Athletic Bilbao last week, with the Spanish club announcing that Herrera would only be allowed to leave if United paid £30.75 million for him.
After a weekend of speculation, it seems that United are willing to do that, with Balague saying on Twitter that, “Herrera will have to pass a medical and United pay in cash but deal practically done”.
United have been desperate to strengthen their midfield all summer and were originally interested in signing Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas.
However, when Fabregas announced his intention to remain with the Spanish Champions, United turned their attentions to Herrera, who is regarded as one of the best young play-makers in Spanish football.
The Red Devils are also hoping to complete the signing of Everton’s Marouane Fellaini before the transfer window closes at 11pm, with reports suggesting that a deal for the Belgian is close.