Mourinho sets his sights on Ajax’s Kluivert
José Mourinho is targeting Ajax’s Justin Kluivert this summer, with the 19-year-old favouring a move to Manchester United.
Kluivert, the son of the former Barcelona and Netherlands centre-forward Patrick, has been in contract discussions with Ajax. It is understood talks have broken down because of his demand to be the highest-paid player at the club.
Kluivert scored 10 goals in 30 league games this season and believes he deserves fresh terms to reflect his growing status. Kluivert likes to play as a wide forward and can operate on either wing.
Mourinho’s interest casts further doubt over the future of Anthony Martial.
Mourinho said Romelu Lukaku may be fit enough for a place on the bench for next Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea. The striker has missed United’s past two matches.