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Daley Blind close to making Old Trafford exit

Defender moved to Manchester United in 2014.

Daley Blind is set to return to Ajax (Martin Rickett/PA)
Daley Blind is set to return to Ajax (Martin Rickett/PA)

Manchester United’s Daley Blind is on the brink of a return to Ajax, Press Association Sport understands.

The 28-year-old swapped the Amsterdam giants for Old Trafford four years ago in a £14million deal.

Blind made 141 appearances for United over that period, but only played seven Premier League matches last term for Jose Mourinho’s side.

Daley Blind is on his way to Ajax (Martin Rickett/PA)

The Holland international now looks set to head back to former club Ajax, with a deal worth an initial 16 millions euros (£14.1million) understood to have been agreed. Add-ons could see the fee rise to 21 million euros (£18.5million).

The Dutch side have already signed Southampton’s Dusan Tadic this summer and landed in England for a pre-season training camp on Saturday.

He joined United from Ajax in 2014 (Dave Thompson/PA)

Blind would be United’s first high-profile sale of the summer, although captain Michael Carrick retired and joined Mourinho’s coaching staff.

Highly-rated Porto full-back Diogo Dalot, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazil international Fred and veteran Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant have all joined United as they chase the Premier League title.

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