Personal terms have yet to be agreed and a medical still needs to be passed, but Manchester United have confirmed that they're ready to sign Daley Blind:
BREAKING: #mufc has reached agreement with Ajax to sign Daley Blind, subject to a medical and personal terms. pic.twitter.com/2l1l7I2Aow— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 30, 2014
Louis van Gaal is, of course, already quite familiar with the defender. The 24-year-old was included in the Netherlands World Cup squad, impressing many and scoring his first senior international goal in the third-place match against Brazil.
Clubs don't often take to social media to announce signings before they're finalized, unless they're tweeting photos of a player with wires strapped to his chest while he has a medical. This announcement, made before terms have even been reached with Blind, seems to point to the fact that United are rather desperate to be shown to be doing something to put a stop to the bleeding.
Manchester United have just one point thus far, having lost to Swansea in their first match, then drawing with Sunderland last weekend. They face Burnley today, however, so there's a chance they can bounce back.