Manchester City pursuing Ajax starlet for club record fee – reports

first_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer He played 77 minutes of the Netherlands’ excellent 3-0 victory over Germany in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday as the Oranje continue their resurgence.And while Ajax are reluctant to let their midfielder go, The Sun claims they would be willing to sell him for the right price.If City are successful, it is understood they would let De Jong stay at the Eredivisie club for the rest of this season.The deal could potentially see Ilkay Gundogan move the other way as the Amsterdam-based side are reportedly huge admirers of the German international. targets REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets moving on Latest Transfer News A source at the Etihad said: “Ajax do not want to sell him but the club think that if the right offer was proposed they could be persuaded.“There have been talks already between the two at a high level. They want Ilkay but there’s little possibility that will be allowed to happen.”City’s current club record fee for a player was broken in the summer when they signed Riyad Mahrez from Leicester for £60million.De Jong has made 30 appearances for Ajax and has scored one goal since breaking into the first-team back in 2016.center_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Gundogan could go to Ajax as part of the deal but City are reportedly keen to keep him LATEST IN DEMAND RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father De Jong in action for the Netherlands in their UEFA Nations League match against Germany Manchester City are ready to smash their record transfer fee with an £80million bid in January for Ajax starlet Frenkie De Jong.De Jong, 21, is one of the most highly rated youngsters in Europe and is reportedly attracting interest from Barcelona and Tottenham too. 2 2last_img

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