Manchester United are poised to beat Zenit St Petersburg to land Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen.
Not since the great Peter Schmeichel has a great Dane been top dog at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Ferguson was glowing about Eriksen after United knocked Ajax out of the Europa League last season and well be well aware of the need to have a Yaya Toure type midfielder to counter the threat of Manchester City.
The Denmark international, 20, has been told that the Dutch champions have opened talks with two clubs ready to meet their £20 million valuation, according to the Mirror.
Eriksen will speak with Marc Overmars, Ajax’s new director of football, his week to discover whether his dream of playing for United is soon to be realised.
Zenit St Petersburg are believed to have registered their interest and Eriksen wants to know whether Sir Alex Ferguson has sanctioned a rival bid.
Eriksen rejected the opportunity to speak with Manchester City last summer because he had set his heart on joining either United or Barcelona.