Manchester United continue to chase Sofyan Amrabat with an agreement on personal terms thought to be in place.

That is according to Italian reporter Alfredo Pedulla, who was a reliable source during the Andre Onana chase.

Pedulla now states that Amrabat is ‘anxiously awaiting’ a move to United this summer.

It’s suggested that whilst there could be two or three offers on the table, United are now the favourites to sign Amrabat.

A deal is expected ‘soon’ with a fee potentially being worth around €25million (£21.5million) plus add-ons.

Amrabat is even though to have an agreement on personal terms and will earn between €4million and €4.5million-a-year.

That works out to around £77,000 to £86,500-a-week, which will be a hefty pay rise.

Erik ten Hag could reunite with Sofyan Amrabat

We have already seen Ten Hag move for players he knows well.

Antony and Lisandro Martinez followed Ten Hag from Ajax to Old Trafford last summer.

Andre Onana, their former Ajax teammate, has now followed too and Amrabat could arrive as well.

Ten Hag and Amrabat worked together at Utrecht between 2015 and 2017.

They ended up going their separate ways and even becoming rivals; Ten Hag took over at Ajax whilst Amrabat joined bitter enemies Feyenoord.

Amrabat turned out 50 times under Ten Hag and racked up 10 assists – more than under all of his other managers combined.

Ten Hag moved Amrabat around in that Utrecht side, playing him as a wide midfielder, central midfield and even full back at times.

We’re expecting Amrabat to solely play as a defensive midfielder now though – and that could be ideal for United.

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Amrabat deal may need two midfield exits

One new midfielder has already arrived in Mason Mount, bolstering United’s midfield options.

Mount and Christian Eriksen can provide guile on the ball whilst Scott McTominay offers a box-to-box option if he stays.

Casemiro is the key though and United didn’t really have proper cover for him last season.

Amrabat can play that role, as seen by his defensive powerhouse displays for Morocco at the World Cup in Qatar.

Kobbie Mainoo clearly has huge potential but Amrabat provides more experience and a real sense of know-how under Ten Hag.

We’re expecting a departure or two first though with Fred and Donny van de Beek surely surplus to requirements.

Once those two move on, the path for Amrabat’s arrival should be clear with United seemingly teeing up a deal.

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