CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN has verbally agreed to join Manchester United.

Newcastle United expressed an interest in the Denmark international earlier in the summer when it became clear that he was extremely unlikely to sign a new deal with Brentford.

The Magpies flagged up their interest with the 30-year-old midfielder's representatives, although discussions did not reach the stage of a formal offer being tabled.

Eriksen was aware of Newcastle's interest, but Tottenham and Manchester United were always the clubs regarded as his likeliest destination once his departure from the Brentford Community Stadium was rubber-stamped.

Manchester United are understood to have offered a three-year contract, and Eriksen expressed a desire to move to Old Trafford this morning.

Manchester United officials will now attempt to tie up the midfielder's move in the next few days, with Eriksen set to become one of Erik ten Hag's flagship signings as he looks to model his squad this summer.

Newcastle have made three signings so far this summer, bringing in Nick Pope, Matt Targett and Sven Botman, and remain keen to recruit a centre-forward and a wide-attacking player before the transfer window closes at the end of August.