Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has agreed in principle to sign for Manchester United on a free transfer.
The 30-year-old’s contract at Brentford expired last month.
It is believed that Eriksen could also have returned to Thomas Frank’s side, but the temptation to play for United has proven too much.
A three-year contract is being prepared for Eriksen, who still has to receive medical treatment at Old Trafford.
Eriksen could be the signing of United and new manager Erik ten Hag for the second time in the summer transfer window, as Feyenoord defender Tyrrell Malacia undergoes a medical at Carrington ahead of his move.
The Dane returned to the Premier League when he joined Brentford in January after being released by Italian club Inter Milan.
He had to leave the Italian side after a defibrillator (ICD) was installed after cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.
The opportunity given to Eriksen by Brentford chief and team-mate Dane Frank – as well as his family who enjoy living in London – is thought to mean the decision not to re-sign with The Bees was not an easy one, but he has now decided on United.
Eriksen’s former club Tottenham Hotspur, with whom he played between 2013 and 2020, were interested in re-signing him but instead focused on other goals.