The Red Devils have been given permission to open talks with the Netherlands international after striking a £13.75m deal with the Eredivise champions.
Blind was one of the stars of the World Cup after impressive performances throughout the tournament, particularly in the Oranje’s 5-1 victory over Spain.
Former Dutch manager, Louis van Gaal, has been linked with a swoop for the full-back since the World Cup ended and the coach took up his Old Trafford role.
And ex-Tottenham Hotspur striker Lineker hailed 24-year-old Blind a good signing ahead of United’s clash against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.
It may sound like Manchester United have invested in a Braille newspaper, but in Daley Blind they have a talented, versatile player.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 30, 2014
Blind scored one goal in 29 top-flight appearances last season.
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