Manchester United have reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of midfielder Casemiro.

Erik ten Hag's side have been looking to reinforce their midfield all summer and Brazil international Casemiro emerged this week as their main target.

A statement read: "Manchester United is delighted to announce that the club has reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Casemiro.

"The transfer is subject to the agreement of personal terms, UK visa requirements and a medical."

The fee is £60m, with a further £10m in success-related add-ons, while the contract is for four years with the option of a further 12 months.

Thirty-year-old Casemiro joined Real from Sao Paulo in 2013 and has been a key figure for the Spanish giants, winning five Champions League titles.

Erik ten Hag refused to discuss the transfer at his press conference on Friday, but Real boss Carlo Ancelotti was more forthcoming when speaking to the media in Spain.

"I've discussed it with him this morning," the Italian said. "He wants to try a new challenge, a new opportunity."

More irons are in the fire as United look to kickstart their ailing campaign at a time of intense pressure on the Glazer family.

Protests are planned against the owners before and during Monday's clash with rivals Liverpool and im Ratcliffe has publicly declared his interest in buying the club.

Asked about the protests against the Glazer family, United boss Ten Hag said: "I can only say the owners want to win and the fans we want them behind the club.

"I can understand sometimes but I am not that long in the club that I can see all the backgrounds, but we have to fight together so we have to be unified and fight together."

United start the week bottom of the Premier League after their 2-1 home defeat to Brighton was compounded by last weekend's 4-0 humbling at Brentford.

"I think I made myself clear I was definitely not happy," Ten Hag said. "In football you can talk about football, you can talk about the plan out of philosophy but the basic stuff has to be good.

"That starts with the right attitude, so you need a fighting spirit on the pitch and I didn't see that from minute one. I think it's basic. You have to bring it in every game on the pitch and of course especially Monday night."