Ajax defender Jurrien Timber has asked his representatives to explore the chances of a summer transfer away from the Dutch champions amid continued interest from Manchester United.
Timber was one of United manager Erik ten Hag’s primary targets upon joining the club last summer, and their interest remains in the 21-year-old despite a move failing to come to fruition less than a year ago.
At the time, Timber chose not to leave his boyhood club in a World Cup year, with United instead moving their attention to the signing of Lisandro Martinez.
Timber featured in four of the five games the Dutch played in Qatar, but is now understood to be ready to move if the right offer is brought to him in 2023.
United have prioritised the signings of a central midfielder and new striker in this year, though are understood to be looking to upgrade in both central defence and at right-back should the right player become available.
Timber can play both positions, and would provide United an option if they are to decide on selling Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the coming months.
Diogo Dalot is also yet to sign an extended contract with United amid interest from clubs in Europe, though he is eventually expected to agree terms.