Manchester United are ready to axe Andreas Pereira in order to land Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, according to reports.
The Dutch midfielder has emerged as one of the top rising stars in European football after helping fire Ajax to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals last season and continuing that excellent form into this season.
Before the Eredivisie was cancelled over the COVID-19 crisis, Van de Beek had registered eight goals and five assists in 22 Eredivisie games, with his impressive displays drawing interest from the Red Devils and Real Madrid.
The 23-year-old ace, along with Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, are considered to be amongst the Red Devils’ top targets for this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to strengthen his midfield.
According to The Mirror, van de Beek is rated at around £44 million and in order to raise the funds to bring in him, the Red Devils could have to sacrifice Andreas Pereira.
The South American has deputised expertly in the absence of injured stars Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba.
Pereira has shown his versatility after being deployed in almost every midfield role but could be deemed surplus to requirements if the board are to pursue their priority transfer targets.
Leverkusen are demanding around £75 million for Havertz, which makes Donny the much cheaper option.
Chelsea have also expressed their interest in the 21-year-old, but with the sheer number of teams keen on signing him, the club are not reportedly favourites to bring in the midfielder.