- United are offering an initial fee of €60m (£50.7m) plus €10m in add-ons
- We will discuss personal conditions with the player on Friday
Erik ten Haga’s side have been looking to strengthen their midfield all summer and will look to seal a deal on Friday after making an official offer late on Thursday. The fee could rise to up to €70m (£59.2m) if certain stipulations are met. Talks will now continue with the player’s camp, with United offering a four-year contract plus an option to extend for another season. Casemiro’s current contract at Real Madrid runs until 2025. United’s director of football John Murtough is working directly on the deal after coming under pressure for a slow summer transfer.
Now 30, Casemiro won five Champions Leagues and four Spanish titles with Real Madrid after joining from São Paulo in 2013. Real signed Aurélien Tchouaméni from Monaco this summer and will retain their interest in Bruno Guimarães – but Newcastle will not entertain bids. for their midfielder.
Manchester United are closing in on Casemiro
United are bottom of the Premier League after defeats to Brighton and Brentford in their first two games. The club worked frantically to strengthen the Ten Hag squad after their disappointing start, signing Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martínez at the start of the summer.
Talk of Friday’s medical for Casemiro appears premature, meaning he would not be registered in time for Monday night’s Premier League clash with arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford. If the deal goes through, the Brazilian will be reunited with former Real team-mates Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphaël Varane in Manchester.
The board have other irons in the fire as United look to kick-start their ailing campaign, with PSV winger Gakpo, a player suggested by Ten Hag, still on their shortlist. United could also try to revive a move for Ajax winger Antony, although the Dutch side are currently unwilling to sell.
Protests against Manchester United’s owners are planned before and during Monday’s clash with Liverpool. Ineos owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has publicly declared his interest in buying the club from the Glazer family.