Dani Alves had been a major cog in Barcelona’s succesful trophy laden run a couple of years back. He has told the board not to renew his contract despite the club’s global transfer ban.
He is said to be interested in trying the premier league and Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger and huge admirers.
Van Gaal’s men are said to be leading candidates for the Brazilian according to spanish papers.
United are aiming to make the Brazilian sign a pre-contract agreement as quickly as possible.
Barcelona had acquired Dani Alves from Spanish la liga side Sevilla in 2008, he has played 203 games for Barcelona.