The 23-year-old was left out of Ajax’s squad to face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday due to ‘transfer developments’.
United have been in conversation iwth the midfielder’s representatives for a number of weeks and the player had intimated that he’d like to move to the Theatre of Dreams.
The biggest stumbling block was a fee with Ajax, as the Dutch giants had been seeking around £50m before the global pandemic hit.
However, De Telegraaf claims a deal has been agreed that will see United pay a maximum of £40.3million to Ajax for the Netherlands international.
The Dutchman has now agreed personal terms with United on a five-year deal and he’s expected to undergo a medical this week to complete the move.
Van de Beek will likely be given permission by the Netherlands set-up to leave the side’s training camp to complete a deal and he’ll become United’s first signing of the summer.
United had hoped to sign Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish but the Red Devils were unwilling to meet his £75m asking price.
Real Madrid had been keen on signing the midfielder but their interest cooled following the pandemic, while Barcelona are eyeing Liverpool ace Gini Wijnaldum.