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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has reportedly called for his ‘associates’ to sound out their interest in Chicago Fire star Jhon Duran. The teenager is proving hot property, with quite a few clubs in Europe keeping tabs on the striker.

Signing a forward is a priority at Old Trafford next summer, though that plan might be accelerated attributable to Cristiano Ronaldo being surplus to requirements and wanting to depart. His departure would depart Ten Hag in need of No 9 options, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial the one recognised players able to being deployed through the center.

Though Ten Hag already appears to have found his long-term striker option, with The Sun reporting that United ‘wish to fight Liverpool’ for the signature of Duran. The 18-year-old is progressing right into a top talent within the MLS, with a move on the cards.

The Colombian’s agent is believed to have travelled to England recently to talk to interested clubs, and United have previously spoken with Duran’s team to make them aware that they’re keen. The forward is barely valued at roughly £10million, meaning he could be a low risk acquisition by Ten Hag.

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Speaking after his side drew 1-1 with Chelsea, the previous Ajax boss said: “It’s the fourth game in 10 days and also you see, especially with strikers, there’s slightly little bit of lack of freshness, especially in the long run also then the ability you get an absence of and we didn’t rating the goals. We already had to attain first-half and also you make your life easier.

“We had to change the system that we only faced one time and that was against Sociedad in the primary half. But we didn’t make the precise decisions on the ball within the second half. We didn’t switch enough and once we got here in the ultimate third we weren’t showing composure and patience, [if we had] then I’m sure we’ll create more possibilities against this Chelsea but we didn’t.”

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