Man United and Arsenal need to pay just £6m to sign Ajax playmaker

Manchester United and Arsenal have been told that they have to pay just £6m if they wish to secure the signature of Ajax playmaker Davy Klaassen, according to the Daily Express.

The 22-year-old has recently been made captain of the Eredivisie side, the Express report, but will still be available for the cut-price, according to reports.

The Premier League pair are keen on the attacking midfielder, but will have to beat off competition from Borussia Dortmund and Juventus, who are also interested in the youngster (via Express), who has been capped twice by the Netherlands national side.

It is the Bundesliga outfit that are reportedly leading the charge for his signature, having decided that Klaassen could be Marco Reus’ replacement, should he head to Real Madrid, as the Express suggest he might.

However, he may decide that Old Trafford may be his preferred destination – should the Red Devils make a bid – given that he has previously worked with Louis van Gaal, when the United manager was the national side’s head coach.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s willingness to use youngsters in the first-team may make a move to the Emirates an equally attractive prospect. The fact that Dennis Bergkamp is also the Dutch’s side assistant manager may help the Gunners get a deal across the line.

And given the potential fee involved, it seems difficult to understand why any of the interested parties would not be tempted into making a bid.

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