Manchester United are pushing to sign Ajax utility Daley Blind this week.

While they spend today haggling over a fee with Real Madrid for Angel di Maria, United are also in contact with Ajax for Blind's price.

United manager Louis van Gaal has made the versatile Blind a priority signing and wants a deal done before their clash with Burnley.

With concerns at wing-back and in defensive midfield, Van Gaal sees Blind's arrival as vital to his playing system this season.

The Dutchman has two years to run on his Ajax deal and refused to rule out leaving the Amsterdam Arena last week.

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