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Manchester United target set for Ajax contract talks

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Manchester United and Barcelona transfer target Viktor Fischer is set to sit down for contract talks with Ajax, according to talkSPORT.

The Denmark international is one of the most talented teenagers in world football, and is coveted by a number of Europe's top clubs, including United and Tito Vilanova's Barcelona.

But Fischer insists he's ready to commit to Ajax.

Speaking to AD Sportwereld, Fischer said: "I hope that we can talk about my contract as that is what I want. I play in front of 53,000 people and Ajax is one of the top European clubs. For a young player like me, it could not be better."

The 18-year-old has already been capped by Denmark, and his goalscoring record in the Ajax first-team - five goals in his first 10 games - is better than former Ajax academy graduates Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Van Basten.

Ibrahimovic took 11 matches to reach the same figure, while Van Basten needed 13 matches to reach five goals. The teenage attacker can play up front, or just in behind the strikers, and is one of a number of well-regarded young Danish players, including fellow Ajax star Christian Eriksen.

The report claims United have watched Fischer for the past few months, and the forward is regarded as one of the most exciting talents to be produced by the famed Ajax academy in many years.

He has a contract with the Dutch champions until 2014, but United and Barcelona's interest has lent extra urgency to the club's efforts to tie Fischer down to a longer-term deal.

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