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United eye move for Liverpool target as talks begin

Manchester United have again been linked with reported Liverpool and Barcelona target Christian Eriksen.

Mirror Football claim Sir Alex Ferguson have been put on a alert after it was confirmed Eriksen would not be penning a new deal at Ajax. Two clubs are understood to have begun talks with the Dutch champions and Eriksen has demanded to know if the Old Trafford outfit are among them.

Barcelona were linked with Eriksen by Mundo Deportivo in June and The Metro recently claimed Liverpool were considering their options having been told they must pay £20 million to prise Eriksen away from Amsterdam.

However, with Eriksen said to favour a move to Old Trafford, United could be in pole position to sign the 20-year-old after it was revealed he would not be signing a new deal at the Amsterdam Arena.

Ajax Director of Football Marc Overmars told Sporten: “We would like Christian to sign a new contract with us, but it’s not something he wants,” before adding: “We will see what happens after this year.”

Manchester City are also said to be on alert, however, the Dane is reported to have snubbed Roberto Mancini 17 months ago and is believed to want a move to Old Trafford.



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