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Bayern Munich ‘progressing’ with their bid to sign Manchester United target

Bayern Munich are ‘progressing in talks’ with agent Mino Raiola over the possible signing of Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the two clubs are yet to agree a fee but contract terms with the player will not be an issue.

There were widespread reports earlier this week that negotiations over extending his stay with Ajax had stopped amid interest from Manchester United.

Speaking to NOS, Gravenberch said: “The contract negotiations have now been stopped. I just have one more year of contract now and that’s it, really. We’ll see.

“My father and agent are very busy with (handling other clubs) while I focus on football. Of course (I’ve seen the Bayern interest).

“You can read it everywhere, so there is interest from Bayern Munich, but I think there are several clubs.

“I have no idea (what I’m worth), but if you’re worth €25million, you can be proud because it’s a lot of money, of course.”

The Netherlands international has attracted plenty of interest since breaking into Ajax’s first team, with Liverpool another club reportedly monitoring his progress.

The 19-year-old has already made more than 100 appearances for the Dutch champions and is rated as one of the hottest talents in Europe.

While Bayern are the favourites to secure his services, United’s hopes could improve if they appoint Erik ten Hag as their new manager.

A critical factor in a move to Old Trafford would be Champions League football, which United may struggle to deliver.

The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League, four points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal having played a game more.

Their visit to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal in one of the biggest Premier League fixtures of the season could be crucial to their top-four hopes.

Unless there is a dramatic change in their fortunes over the coming weeks, United’s hopes of beating Bayern to Gravenberch look remote.

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