HITC Sport understands Colchester striker Mandron is a target for the Dutch club.
FC Utrecht are hoping to beat a number of English clubs to the signature of Colchester United striker Mikael Mandron, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.
Mandron's future at Colchester has been the subject of speculation this summer with the Frenchman attracting interest from a number of clubs.
Peterborough agreed a fee with Colchester for Mandron earlier this month, but the player rejected the move to the League One club.
The former Sunderland forward scored 10 goals for Colchester last season, but it was his overall performances that has brought him to the attention of clubs higher up the football pyramid.
The Dutch side liken Mandron to one of their former stars Sebastian Haller who they signed from Ligue 2 in France before developing him and selling him for big money to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Colchester are reluctant to lose Mandron this summer, but they bracing themselves for more offers for the 23-year-old before the close of the transfer window.
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