Man Utd suffer blow as target agrees terms at Serie A club

Date published: Wednesday 6th June 2018 11:26 - Samuel Bannister

Manchester United are set to miss out on transfer target Justin Kluivert, as Roma are close to signing him, a report claims.

Calciomercato claims that Roma director Monchi will add to an impressive summer so far by signing Kluivert’s Ajax teammate Hakim Ziyech as well.

The transfer represents a blow for Manchester United, who had been on the trace of the attacker for a year. Jose Mourinho was seen talking to the winger after his side beat Ajax in last year’s Europa League final.

19-year-old Kluivert, son of Barcelona legend Patrick, has just a year left on his Ajax contract, and has expressed his desire to leave, although it is now understood that he will not be heading to the Premier League.

Kluivert – also admired by Tottenham – has already agreed personal terms with the Serie A club and the transfer could be completed very soon.

Ziyech, meanwhile, has also been linked with Premier League clubs, such as West Ham United and Everton, but is also set to move to the Italian capital after two years at Ajax.


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