The Red Devils are attempting to attract the 26-year-old Moroccan international to Old Trafford, while the Saudi side is seeking to outbid them and woo the Moroccan international to the Saudi Pro League.
Amrabat still has a year left on his contract with Fiorentina, and the Italian club is thought to have the option to extend it for another 12 months, so he may stay in Florence.
Amrabat was asked about his future after Fiorentina defeated Serie D side Grosseto 4-0 in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday, and he left the door open to staying where he is.
‘I’m not sure if I’m leaving…’ ‘Perhaps I can stay here at Fiorentina,’ he suggested. ‘I’m not sure, I could stay.’
According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United had not made a proposal for the combative midfielder as of Tuesday.
The Red Devils are pursuing a deal, but have yet to make an official offer, and his price may jump as a result of Saudi Arabia’s interest.
Al Ahli have already signed stars such as Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, Edouard Mendy, and Allan Saint-Maximin and are hoping to add more.
Manchester United are hoping that Erik ten Hag can entice Amrabat to join them in the Premier League after the two worked together at Utrecht, where the midfielder began his professional career when the Dutchman was in charge.
‘That was really crucial for me,’ Amrabat said of Ten Hag’s influence on him. My second year on the first team.
‘He devised a strategy for me. He inquired about my strong qualities and areas for improvement. He was preoccupied with me from the start. Not just me, but all of the players.
‘A lot of coaches are busy with the team in general, but he spent a lot of time on individual training because he believed that if the individual was better, the team would be better. He would show me a video after each game and explain everything to me.
‘I was 18 or 19 at the time, so I was thinking, “Oof, again?” But now that I look back, I see how essential that was for my career. I learned so much from him.’