United have made a deal for the Madrid star their prime focus at the culmination of a summer of frustrating transfer pursuits.
It has been reported that United representatives have already held discussions with Madrid chiefs in the Spanish capital as they continue to work on a deal with the transfer deadline fast approaching.
The Premier League club are desperate to secure the signing of a holding midfielder with less than two weeks remaining in the summer transfer window.
The 30-year-old is set to complete a move to Old Trafford in the coming days as United finalise their fourth incoming of the summer. New boss Erik ten Hag has already secured the signings of defenders Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez from Feyenoord and Ajax respectively, alongside the acquisition of free agent Christian Eriksen.
Yet a deep-lying midfielder has been the club’s transfer priority all summer, following the exit of Nemanja Matic this summer and the long-term need to upgrade the position. Fees were agreed with Barcelona and Juventus for Frenkie de Jong and Adrien Rabiot respectively, but neither deal was finalised.
A deal for Casemiro is accelerating with all parties expecting a move to be completed within the coming days, although it remains unclear if the Brazil international will be signed and registered in time for United’s clash against Liverpool on Monday.