Daley Blind
Daley Blind Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly set to complete their fifth signing of the summer after agreeing a deal with Ajax for defender Daley Blind.

According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils have agreed a fee with the Eredivisie club and will pay them a fee of around £14m to bring the defender to Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal has been desperate to add defensive cover and has been linked with a move for Blind all through the summer.

The Ajax defender, who played under van Gaal at the World Cup, is a versatile player and apart from plying as a left sided defender, he can also play in a defensive midfield role.

But now with Luke Shaw injured and new signing Marcos Rojo struggling to get a work permit, Blind will be a great capture to fill in the left wing-back position, a role he excelled in during the Dutch team's run to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Brazil.

Earlier in the week, Ajax's director of football had revealed that they had not got any offers for the Dutchman and that he expected Blind to stay with the club for another year at least. However, he did admit that if a club came in with a top offer, a transfer would be possible.

It seems like United have taken heed and made a bid of £14m, which has been accepted by the club, but the player is yet to meet with United and agree personal terms. But that is said to be just a formality as the player himself confessed that it would be difficult to turn down a move to Old Trafford.