The BBC and The Athletic have reported that United will pay an initial fee of €60m, making the Brazil international one of the Premier League’s top earners with a four-year deal and a club option to extend it. contract for an additional season.
United are in dire need of new signings after a miserable start to Erik ten Hag’s reign which sees them bottom of the Premier League for the first time in 30 years.
A lack of signings was partly to blame for embarrassing defeats to Brighton and Brentford, with Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia being the only new additions to the Ten Hag squad so far.
Things could get even worse for the Red Devils with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday.
Even if the talks go well this weekend, Casemiro is unlikely to be registered in time for this game.
The 30-year-old won three La Liga titles and five Champions League titles in nine years with the Spanish champions as he formed an impressive midfield trio with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
However, Casemiro’s place in Carlo Ancelotti’s preferred starting XI is under threat with the signing of Aurelien Tchouameni this summer for a fee of up to €100m.