Juventus set to rival Man Utd for Ajax star – Reports

Date published: Tuesday 19th April 2016 9:28 - Scott Anderson

Kenny Tete: Reportedly wanted by Manchester United

Juventus are ready to rival Manchester United this summer for Ajax full-back Kenny Tete, according to reports. 

Tete’s current contract with the Dutch champions expires in 2017, and according to the Daily Mirror, United are interested in signing the Netherlands international after he reportedly turned down a new deal.

Tete is likely to be available for only £5million, as the 20-year-old will only have one year remaining on his contract this summer.

But according to Gazzetta World, Italian giants Juventus have joined the race to sign the highly-rated defender.

Juve are in the market for a long-term replacement for 32-year-old Stephan Lichtsteiner, who has been with the club since 2011.

The Serie A champions are said to be confident of sealing a move for the youngster, who has made 19 league appearances for Ajax, and has earned two international caps for Holland.

Manchester United will be looking to make Tete their latest young addition to their squad, as well as the latest Netherlands international at the club, following in the footsteps of Memphis Depay.

United boss Louis Van Gaal has kept faith in his young stars this season, and has urged his players to stay sharp through the closing stages of the season.

The Red Devils face Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday, ahead of an FA Cup semi-final tie against Everton this weekend at Wembley.

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