Man Utd close in on Jurrien Timber transfer after Erik ten Hag tells bosses to snap up £30m Ajax defender

MANCHESTER UNITED are on the brink of signing Jurrien Timber for £30million from Ajax on the orders of Erik ten Hag.

SunSport recently revealed Ten Hag was keen on bringing the towering centre-back with him from Ajax to Old Trafford.

Ten Hag is aiming to break Liverpool and Manchester City's dominance in the Premier League.

The Dutch manager made his intentions clear in his first press conference for United where he revealed plans to put the Red Devils back at the summit of English football.

He and Timber won the Eredivisie title with Ajax in May, and Ten Hag reckons they can replicate that success at Old Trafford together.

Timber's representatives fuelled speculation that a transfer was imminent when they posted a clip of him at an airport with the caption "deal closing time….".

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And now it seems the 20-year-old robust defender was headed towards Manchester.

That's according to transfer insider Pedro Almeida who claims Timber is "one step away" from completing a switch to the Red Devils.

United and Ajax have agreed to a £30million deal for the Netherlands international, the report added.

The claims were backed up by Fabrizio Romano who reported Timber was discussed in a recent meeting between Ten Hag and United's top brass in the last 48 hours.

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Villarreal ace Pau Torres was also brought up in the meeting, he alleges.

Ten Hag reportedly wants Torres and Timber to shore up a formidable defence to replace lackluster pair Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire.

However, Torres is a wanted man who is also being chased by Tottenham and Chelsea.

Plus, United will have to dig deep to haul in Torres as he has a release clause of £51m.

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