Nottingham Forest have been linked but Manchester United are now in the race to sign Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico.
According to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, the Red Devils are interested in bolstering their squad with the 29-year-old.
Furthermore, it’s claimed that the Daily Mail were wide of the mark when they linked Forest with Tagliafico to the club last week.
Reliable journalist Will Unwin has suggested that Forest’s new left-back won’t be Tagliafico ahead of the new season.
United are seemingly trying to raid Ajax this summer and another of their players has now been linked with an Old Trafford switch.
The Red Devils have already poached their head coach, Erik ten Hag; with Antony, Lisandro Martinez and Justin Timber all also linked.
Tagliafico would have been a remarkable addition to the Forest ranks.
It always seemed a long shot though given that Arsenal and Tottenham have monitored the player in previous years.
The left-back has been at Ajax since arriving from Independiente four years ago. He’s made 167 appearances for the Dutch champions and has also played 40 times for Argentina.
Now, United are keen to add him to their ranks this summer as they bid to get back among the country’s elite teams.
Luke Shaw and Alex Telles are the current left-back options and if Tagliafico does sign, one of those will surely leave.
Forest linked with Tagliafico but it was always a pipedream
Given his age, the Ajax man will still feel like he has one more move left in him.
As a result, him choosing Forest over a host of clubs that will want to sign him wouldn’t have made a great deal of sense.
Not only that, but the numbers would have been eye-watering.
Tagliafico earns £44,000-a-week as a basic in Amsterdam and he will want a heft increase should he move on.
This is another one to scrub off the list for Forest.
In terms of a left-back, the Reds likely need two new players but they’ve not been linked with many at all.
Dane Murphy and Steve Cooper will surely have something up their sleeve, however, and it will be interesting to see who operates on the left next season.