Daley Blind transfer latest: Former Man United star to help broker £18m deal?

first_img1 Manchester United may have splashed out almost £133million this summer but it quite simply has not stopped the rot at Old Trafford.A 4-0 humiliation at MK Dons in the Capital One Cup second round, albeit with a second string team, has further heaped the pressure on manager Louis van Gaal and with five days until the transfer window slams shut new recruits remain a priority.One name Van Gaal knows well is Dutch compatriot Daley Blind, who has been hotly tipped to move to United after an impressive showing at this summer’s World Cup. Here, talkSPORT has the latest on a potential switch.Former star to set up moveEdwin van der Sar is adored by United fans and the former goalkeeper will further enhance his reputation if he helps broker the deal for Blind. That’s what the Daily Star are reporting, with the newspaper claiming Van der Sar, who is now part of Ajax’s management board, touched down at United’s Carrington training base yesterday to help oversee an £18million deal.Agent denies any offerBut Blind’s representative, Rob Jansen, exclusively told talkSPORT, Manchester United had made no contact over a move for the versatile Netherlands international. Jansen played down reports of a deal being imminent and said: “At this moment Manchester United have not been in touch with me or Ajax about Daley and I’m not sitting here waiting for the call.”Ajax open to saleHowever, contrary to comments from Blind’s agent, the Eredivisie giants are open to selling the 24-year-old. Ajax’s technical director Marc Overmars told Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf: “We want to keep Blind for another year, but if the offer is high, we’re happy to talk. There is some movement around Blind – people are enquiring here and there.” Ajax’s Daley Blind is wanted by Manchester United last_img read more