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Manchester United enter race for Tonny Vilhena

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Manchester United are emerging as contenders for the signature of Dutch talent Tonny Vilhena, reports the Daily Mirror.

The under-21 international is considered one of the brightest talents in Holland after inspiring the under-17 national side to back-to-back European titles in 2011 and 2012.

He netted the winning penalty in the 2012 final against Germany and has now emerged as a key player in the Feyenoord first team. He has so far made 27 starts in the Eredivisie this season, scoring four and assisting six goals.

Naturally, his talents have caught the eye of Manchester United scouts, who have sent reports back to Old Trafford that the 19-year-old could be the real deal.

David Moyes is now interested in sealing a £5m deal in what would probably be a footnote in an otherwise busy summer of transfer business.

Moyes is hoping to spend well in excess of £100m revamping the struggling Manchester United side to kick start the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.

The signing of Vilhena will not necessarily be straightforward, however, as Italian giants Juventus hold a long-term interest in the midfielder and are ready to challenge any move from the Red Devils.

Juventus are top of Serie A and can guarantee Champions League football next season; something Manchester United will almost certainly not be able to do.

But Moyes has so far shown a desire to give youth a chance at Old Trafford and gave Adnan Januzaj his debut this season and he went on to win a permanent first team place as a result.

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