Man Utd transfer news: Sky Sports pundit reveals the quandary United chiefs have over deal
Utility man Blind, 28 is going into the final year of his contract at Old Trafford meaning he can talk to clubs abroad from January.
He has interested Ajax – the side he left to join United from – with Old Trafford chiefs now having to decide whether to stick or twist.
The Dutch international could be allowed to walk out the door for nothing next summer while a sale before deadline day would guarantee United a transfer fee
Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth told the Transfer Talk podcast: “Potentially on his way out of Old Trafford and back to the club who he joined from is Daley Blind.
“The Ajax manager has admitted he is interested in bringing Blind back to the club. He’s going into the final season of a five-year contract so United have a decision to make.
“Do they offer him a new contract or cash in now? Or risk losing him for free. He can talk to Ajax and sign a pre-contract agreement in January. Manchester United may want to cash in now.
“He’s spent four years at Old Trafford and had 90 Premier League appearances but, significantly, he was limited to just seven last season under Jose Mourinho.
“The Ajax manager Henk ten Hag has been speaking specifically about Blind to show his interest. He is a player who has a lot of experience in the Premier League and the Dutch national team.
“He’s a stable personality and he said just like the arrival of Dusan Tadic, it also counts as a considerable effort of the club. We’re doing everything and it also depends on other parties.
“Those other parties obviously include Manchester United and how much they’d demand in a transfer fee for him.”
Ajax have also shown an interest in Lisandro Magallan with Sheth understanding the Dutch giants want one or the other.
He added: “It’s also likely to depend on whether Ajax are successful in getting Boca Juniors defender Lisandro Magallan to the club. Ten Hag has actually said it will either be one or the other. Both of them does not seem realistic.”