Manchester United are exploring the chances of signing Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus. #MUFC are exploring if loan + buy later deal could work…

January 5, 2023

Manchester United boss looks set to go to war with his former club Ajax over £40million-rated striker Mohammed Kudus as the Red Devils considering adding reinforcements to their defensive line..

Erik ten Hag is on a collision course with former club Ajax after being told to cough up almost £40m for striker Mohammed Kudus.

Manchester United boss Ten Hag is keen to land a new forward in this month’s transfer window and is considering a move for Kudus.

The 22-year-old produced a string of impressive performances for Ghana at the World Cup in Qatar this winter. This has resulted in his value going up, with Ajax demanding more than £35m for Kudus.

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But Ten Hag, who left Ajax to take charge of United nine months ago, believes the Dutch giants are attempting to cash in on Kudus with an unrealistic price tag. Now he could decide to look elsewhere in his bid to add more firepower to his side.

Kudus has made 21 appearances for Ajax so far this term, scoring 10 goals. He has five goals in 14 games in the Eredivisie, catching the eye following hismove from Nordsjælland.

However, one player heading to Old Trafford appears to be former England goalkeeper Jack Butland. Butland is having a medical in Manchester ahead of a loan move to United from Crystal Palace.

Ten Hag needs a number two to David de Gea after Newcastle cut Martin Dubravka’s loan period short. Butland, 29, will be out of contract with Palace in June and is expected to join United until the end of the season, with a view to making the deal permanent.

Butland won nine England caps and was in Gareth Southgate’s squad at the 2018 World Cup.

United are currently in a strong position in the Premier League, having won their last four matches. Their comfortable 3-0 success against AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday night moved them up to fourth, just nine points adrift of long-term league leaders Arsenal.