Huddersfield Town are in talks with AZ Alkmaar over a move for defender Terence Kongolo this summer.

That’s according to Algemeen Dagblad, who say the two clubs are negotiating a loan deal for the 26-year-old defender.

Kongolo joined Huddersfield in an £18m deal from Monaco in July 2018 but has endured a difficult time at the club since then, suffering relegation from the Premier League last year.

This season has been equally difficult in the Championship, with the Terriers struggling and Kongolo finding himself shipped out on loan to Fulham midway through the January transfer window.

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He’s only managed one game for the Cottagers since then, with a serious foot injury meaning his only appearance came in the 4-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup Fourth Round.

He could now be set for a second loan spell away from Huddersfield, with them already negotiating a deal with AZ for him.

Algemeen Dagblad report that the Dutch side are ‘working on the lease’ of the 26-year-old defender, who already played in the Netherlands with Feyenoord earlier in his career.

They are on the hunt for a left-footed centre back this summer to replace the departed Stijn Wuytens, with manager Arne Slot publicly admitting he wants to strengthen in that position.

Kongolo would fill the void nicely, as well as being able to ‘handle many positions’, and the two clubs are now ‘discussing’ a potential deal.