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Manchester United closing in on deal for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro



Real Madrid v Manchester City – UEFA Champions League – Round of 16 – First Leg – Santiago Bernabeu

Manchester United are closing in on the big-money signing of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro, according to the PA news agency.

Erik ten Hag’s side have been looking to strengthen their midfield all summer and a deal worth an initial €60m (£50.7m) is near for the Brazil international .

The fee for Casemiro could rise to €70m (£59.2m) if the terms are met, with a four-year deal plus the option of a further season on the table.

Casemiro, centre, won the Champions League five times with Real Madrid (Adam Davy/PA)

Talk of a medical on Friday seems premature, meaning he would not be registered in time for Monday’s clash with rivals Liverpool.