El Mundo suggests that while Herrera will not force a move to Old Trafford, the lure of playing for one of Europe’s biggest clubs and Champions League football is an ‘irresistible’ prospect.
Herrera’s willingness to contribute financially to the transfer is the biggest indication so far that he really wants to make the move to United happen.
The 24-year-old has a €36 million release clause that United have to match in order to sign the midfielder and Herrera’s willingness to lower his wages is likely partly due to the fact that United will have to pay slightly over his release clause because of taxes that would be placed on top of the fee.
Herrera was left out of Athletic Bilbao’s side that lost 3-1 to Real Madrid at the weekend and while Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde insisted it had nothing to do with United’s bid, there is clearly the potential for the move to happen today.
David Moyes and Ed Woodward will have to move fast with less than nine hours left in the transfer window as a deal such as this could take some time to go through.