Manchester United have won the race to sign Ajax's Donny van de Beek after Tottenham failed with an 11th hour bid to snatch the Dutch midfielder.

Van de Beek, 23, will arrive at Old Trafford in a £40million deal in the coming days after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer launched a charm offensive to land a player who was also a target for Barcelona and Real Madrid.

United's chief negotiator Matt Judge moved in to seal an agreement with the Holland international today after being alerted to Spurs' attempt to hijack the move.