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Manchester United have signed Dutch international goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar from Fulham for fee believed to be around £2.5m

The 34-year-old has agreed a two-year deal and will join the club on 1 July, providing he passes a medical.

United have been looking for a new goalkeeper after releasing Roy Carroll at the end of May.

Van der Sar, who has 95 international caps, moved to Fulham from Juventus for £5m in August 2001 and went on to make 153 appearances for the Cottagers.

He was linked with a move to United in January but agreed a contract extension with Fulham until summer 2006 instead.

The Dutchman is United’s first signing since the club’s takeover by Malcolm Glazer and he is likely to join the squad for July’s tour of the Far East.