Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal considers Daley Blind move as the Ajax man trains alone in the Netherlands

Van Gaal is an admirer of the versatile 24-year-old

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Louis van Gaal is considering a move for Netherlands utility man Daley Blind.

The 24-year-old is expected to leave Ajax after it emerged he has been training away from the first team since returning from the World Cup.

Van Gaal is a keen admirer of Blind who played all seven of the Netherlands' games in Brazil, proving his versatility by playing as a wing back, centre-back, left-back and as a holding midfielder.

With Van Gaal likely to implement his 3-5-2 at Old Trafford, Blind would be able to fill a number of positions.

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Ajax youth coach Richard Witschge hinted Blind's exit could be close.

"I think Daley Blind will be leaving soon. I have a feeling," he told Heldenonline.

"He has been training by himself. I think he has done that, because there's something going on."

Barcelona are also believed to be interested in Blind, with a Ajax rumoured to be holding out for £17m.