Man United & Chelsea join race to sign highly-rated teenager

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Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are keeping close tabs on Dinamo Zagreb striker Robert Muric, according to Sky Sports.

Dutch giants Ajax were said to be leading the race to sign the 17-year-old forward, however the Eredivisie outfit have not yet finalised terms with Dinamo Zagreb.

And they could be made to pay for their inability to conclude a deal for Muric, as Premier League trio Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham have joined the race to sign the highly-rated youngster.

Muric is expected to leave Dinamo Zagreb at the end of the season as he has rejected an offer to extend his contract at the Stadion Maksimir.

Ajax technical director Marc Overmars, speaking to Index, confirmed his side faces competition from several sides to land Muric.

"Muric is wanted by many clubs - everybody wants him.

"He really is a great talent and will be a free agent in the summer. But he is not yet ours."

Manchester United could be in the market for a striker in the summer as Javier Hernandez has been linked with a move away from the club.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is also looking to add another striker to their ranks as he is said to be unhappy with his current selection of forwards, while Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood will have to replace Jermain Defoe at the end of the season.

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