Currently they’re looking at alternates, with Douglas Costa strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford by reports in Italy.
United also want to sign Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig, having been impressed by the 21-year-old’s storming performances in the Champions League this season.
Solskjaer would like a deal for the centre-back to be concluded quickly, before offloading Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones.
But the Red Devils board don’t share his view and harbour doubts whether Upamecano is ready to play in the Premier League week in, week out at such a young age.
Meanwhile, Van de Beek’s father has labelled his son’s imminent move to Old Trafford a ‘dream come true’, saying: “This is a dream come true. Our local village is very proud.
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