Man Utd closing in on Christian Eriksen signing

Eriksen is heading to Old Trafford
Eriksen is heading to Old Trafford / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Manchester United believe that they have won the race to sign Christian Eriksen following the expiration of his Brentford contract, 90min understands.

The Dane signed for the Bees on a six-month deal back in January and played a huge role in helping them to a mid-table finish in their maiden Premier League season.

Eriksen had told Brentford he would be leaving last month, only to then remain open to the possibility of extending his stay in west London. Former club Tottenham were also looking into re-signing him and were confident of concluding a deal had they followed up on their interest, but chose not to. Crystal Palace, Newcastle and West Ham were all in touch too.

And 90min understands Manchester United believe the 30-year-old is heading to Old Trafford following fresh talks over the weekend. Personal terms on a three-year deal have not yet been agreed but are not believed to be an issue.

Erik ten Hag's personal involvement helped persuade Eriksen to join, and he has been impressed by their plans for this summer and the future.

The Red Devils have long held an interest in Eriksen, who spurned a move to Old Trafford in 2019 when he asked to leave Spurs for a fresh challenge. But the 20-time champions of England are closing in on their man.

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Elsewhere at United, talks are ongoing for Frenkie de Jong, while Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia is undergoing a medical.

Meanwhile, Brentford will press ahead with moves for Bologna full-back Aaron Hickey and Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter.