Jurrien Timber's agents have been negotiating move at Manchester United's offices

Manchester United have been holding talks over signing Ajax defender Jurrien Timber.

Voetball International reports Timber’s representatives have been negotiating a move at Manchester United’s offices.

The Mirror report Timber is a priority target for Erik ten Hag along with Darwin Nunez, as one of the six players the Manchester United manager wants to sign this summer.

Timber, 20, was a key player in Ten Hag’s Ajax side last season as they won the Eredivisie.

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Negotiating move at Manchester United’s offices

The report from Voetball International says Timber’s agents have held talks to negotiate a move at Manchester United’s offices in London.

The report adds: “It is an open secret that Erik ten Hag is very charmed by the defender and would like to take him to his new club.”

It also claims Ajax have a dilemma as they would like Timber so sign a new contract because his current deal expires in 2024.

They do not want him to get to next summer without a new deal agreed, as it will leave them in a weak position to command a fair fee, something they have are currently experiencing with Ryan Gravenberch.

This could push Ajax into an agreement to sell Timber this summer, although no fee is yet agreed with Manchester United.

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The centre-back won Ajax’s talent of the year award, playing 43 games this past season, scoring three times.

He is also part of the Netherlands international set up and expected to go to the World Cup later this year.

Timber can also play at right-back, which makes him an increasingly attractive option for United.

The young defender would be an excellent first signing for Ten Hag’s United. Sky Germany recently reported Bayern Munich were keen, but it appears Manchester United have the upper hand.

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