As part of their rebuilding process, Erik ten Hag’s side are said to be focusing on acquiring the Ghana international.
The Dutch boss is a big fan of Kudus, but the Red Devils’ imminent signing of Wout Weghorst means a move for the 22-year-old winger will have to be put on hold until the summer.
The Old Trafford outfit will have to pay a transfer fee of around £40m to sign Kudus, who is under contract until 2025.
According to sources, discussions between the clubs have not yet started, but it is believed that a deal can be reached given Manchester United’s strong ties with Ajax.
The Ghanaian has contributed to 15 goals in 63 appearances for Ajax since moving from Nordsjælland in 2020.