Manchester United have reportedly made an ‘important offer’ to Donny van de Beek to become a Red Devil in spite of Real Madrid appearing to win the race for the player, according to the latest reports in Spain.
Real have been linked with the Ajax star for the last season and were thought to have a verbal agreement with the Dutch club.
But Spanish outlet Marca state things have now changed as Van de Beek weighs up proposals from other suitors.
United is one of the interested sides and is said to have made an offer to the Dutchman, as the club ‘do their best’ to land the sought after 22-year-old.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to bring in Van de Beek in the January transfer market and the Dutchman is high on the Red Devils’ transfer wishlist, alongside Atletico Madrid and Spain star Saul Niguez.
Van de Beek is under contract at de Joden until the summer of 2022 and is valued at around £50 million by his club.
The English giants might be dragged into a bidding war, but Ole has made the addition for an elite midfielder his priority in the next transfer market.
The Manchester club’s bid to land Van de Beek might depend on the future of France international Paul Pogba.
Manager Zinedine Zidane wants to bring the Frenchman to Los Blancos and would presumably halt efforts to land Van de Beek if the 20-times English champions sanctioned Pogba’s move to Spain.