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Daley Blind close to making Old Trafford exit

Defender moved to Manchester United in 2014.

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.

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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.

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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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