Manchester United are favourites to land Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, sources have told ESPN.
The 23-year-old has featured for Ajax in preseason but was left out of their squad for a friendly with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Coach Erik ten Hag admitted that the move was linked to developments over the player’s future.
ESPN first reported United’s interest in Van de Beek — who has two years left on his Ajax contract — in January.
However ESPN understands that that is not an option, with United at the front of the queue to complete a deal.
In June, Ajax director — and former Manchester United goalkeeper — Edwin van der Sar admitted that Van de Beek was a target for the Premier League club.
The energetic box-to-box midfielder was close to joining Real Madrid in the summer of 2019.
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