Manchester United have entered the race for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The Red Devils are preparing to steal a march on Tottenham and Barcelona with a January move for the Dutch starlet.
United scouts cast an eye over De Jong when Holland faced France earlier this month, and are set to follow up their interest with a concrete offer when the transfer window reopens, according to The Sun .
It is claimed United’s rivals City failed with a £50million bid for the 21-year-old in the summer.
However, Old Trafford chiefs are hoping the club’s relationship with Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar could swing things in their favour.
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