Man United transfers: Red Devils handed boost in Daley Blind pursuit

Man United transfers: Frank De Boer admits that Daley Blind could leave Ajax this summer

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Manchester United have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Daley Blind after Ajax coach Frank de Boer admitted that he could leave the club this summer.

The defender, who can also play in midfield, has been touted as a possible target for incoming United boss Louis van Gaal in recent weeks.

The 24-year-old Netherlands international has also been named as a potential target for Serie A side Inter Milan this summer.

And although De Boer is keen to keep Blind at Ajax, he concedes that he is “for sale” like the rest of his squad.

“Personally, I don’t think so”, De Boer told AT5 when asked if he felt Blind would leave this summer.

“Everyone is obviously for sale, but we feel that those three players, the World Cup players [including Blind], with a few guys in the current squad, should be the water carries of this squad.

“We want to build a core around with guys like Davy Klaassen, Stefano Denswil, Ricardo van Rhijn and Ruben Ligeon. All guys who have been at Ajax since childhood.”

Blind made 29 league appearances for Ajax last season, scoring one goal and making one assist.

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