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Man Utd defender warned he needs to take a pay cut to re-join former club

Daley Blind would have to take a pay cut in order to re-join Ajax from Manchester United this summer, according to The Telegraph.

The Dutch club want to bring Blind back to Amsterdam, four years after his exit which saw the club receive £13.8 million. The player is thought to be open to a move after seeing his game time cut dramatically under manager Jose Mourinho.

Blind has one year remaining on his United contract after the club activated a 12-month option to extend the deal until the end of next season.

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Of course, United are not willing to leave Blind leave for nothing. They’re demanding a fee for the player and Ajax could not afford that plus his wages, which are believed to be worth around £120,000 a week.

That’s a significant amount of money to pay a player weekly that rarely plays, so it might make sense to cut him off the wage bill completely and use that money on more reinforcements.

The Telegraph also state that Serie A outfit AS Roma had enquired about Blind in January, but their interest never led to a permanent deal.

Mourinho has already added Diogo Dalot and Fred to his squad this summer, with plans for a third signing and more in the works.

Lee Grant from Stoke City is set to join as our third-choice goalkeeper.

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