Manchester United Target Ajax Contract Rebel Defender

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Manchester United are said to be closing in on a deal to sign Ajax defender Stefano Denswil during the January transfer window, according to reports in the Metro.

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The 20-year-old is highly regarded as one of the bright hopes for the future of Dutch football in Amsterdam after establishing himself as a first team regular in the side this season.

However, his fledgling days at the club may be cut short as United prepare to take advantage of his precarious contract situation by offering a shortcut into the Premier League.

The centre-back has been locked into talks with the Eredivise giants over the past month over a new deal, but talks have stalled recently over a dispute concerning his wage demands.

Ajax maintain that they are hopeful of convincing him to stay on, but with United entering the picture then their chances may diminish significantly. David Moyes has sent numerous scouts out to have the player watched, and he has received glowing reports each time as they have been impressed by his pace and positional awareness.

It is believed that he would cost United around £5m and they would be willing to consider loaning him back to Ajax if it would help push a move through.

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