United are rushing to finalise agreements for Amrabat and Tottenham defender Sergio Reguilon before the transfer window ends, having already signed Fenerbahce goalkeeper Altay Bayindir.
Fiorentina rejected down a loan deal from Manchester United for Morocco international Amrabat on Thursday.
According to The Athletic, the offer was for a loan deal, with Erik ten Hag’s side proposing a €2 million loan fee. However, the sum would be split in half, with United merely required to pay €1 million before January, subject to a break clause.
Fiorentina rejected the deal because of the guaranteed sum, and it is believed that they would prefer a permanent sale of Amrabat or a loan with an obligation to buy.
United returned to the bargaining table with Fiorentina on Thursday evening, with 90min writer Graeme Bailey stating an agreement had been reached over a loan with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.
Amrabat is now set to go to Manchester on Friday morning to have a medical with United, with whom he has apparently already signed personal terms.
According to the Manchester Evening News, a private plane has been scheduled to fly Amrabat to the UK.
A jet bearing the registration number EUW944 is scheduled to depart from Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence at 1130 a.m. local time on Friday and land at Manchester Airport an hour and 20 minutes later.
“A private jet from Florence has been booked to arrive at Manchester Airport on Friday afternoon amid United’s interest in Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat,” according to the MEN.
“A boutique jet is scheduled to land at Manchester Airport at 12.52pm on Friday afternoon, and United has not denied that the private jet has been arranged.”
Liverpool and Bayern Munich were also linked with Amrabat earlier this summer, but it looks United will win the race to sign the Moroccan international, who began his career at Utrecht under Erik ten Hag.
Nordin Amrabat, Sofyan’s brother and a former Watford player, told ESPN earlier this year that Ten Hag’s influence may be the difference in the race to sign the midfielder.
“Ten Hag is now looking for a striker, that’s what he wants first,” he explained.
“From there, he’ll be able to see what’s possible.” But I know Ten Hag is smitten by my brother; he broke through beneath him and they have a nice relationship, so who knows?”