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Man Utd face transfer fight with Chelsea for Ajax midfield enforcer Edson Alvarez who is also wanted by Barcelona

MANCHESTER UNITED are set to join the race for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez, according to reports.

Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has already raided his former club for Lisandro Martinez and Antony since making the switch to Old Trafford.

Edson Alvarez is on Man United’s wishlist

Alvarez, 25, could be next on his shopping his – although United face stiff competition.

According to Chelsea.

It’s claimed that the Blues had a bid worth around £43million rejected by Ajax in the summer.

Graham Potter’s side could look to battle United for his signature in January.

Chelsea are considering a midfield revamp, with N’Golo Kante and Jorginho set to be out of contract at the end of the season.

Alvarez has also attracted interest from Barcelona.

Xavi’s side view him as a potential successor for Sergio Busquets at the base of their midfield.

Busquets, 34, will leave his boyhood club at the end of the season and has been linked with Inter Miami.


Alvarez will have the opportunity to further impress suitors during the World Cup in Qatar next month.

His Mexico side will take on Poland, Argentina and Saudi Arabia in Group C.

He has already earned 58 caps for his country, in addition to making 119 Ajax appearances since joining from Mexican side Club America in 2019.

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