The English side had sent contract proposals to the Brazilian, yesterday, who has emerged as a major transfer target.
The player is now set to hold talks with Real Madrid Manager, Carlo Ancelotti, today, Thursday, over his future.
Sources close to the deal have revealed that the Madrid holding midfielder is very “tempted” by Man Utd’s offer.
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The situation is expected to become clearer after the midfielder has had talks with his club about United’s offer.
United remain optimistic, though, that a deal can be struck for the Champions League winner.
Man Utd had been thought to be close to signing another holding midfielder in Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), only to see the deal collapse over wage demands by the player which United described as “ridiculous.”
The English side has come under scrutiny this season after they recording two losses from their opening two games, the second, a scandalous 4-0 loss to mid-table side, Brentford.