AJAX star Donny van de Beek has refused to rule out a move to Manchester United, saying that it is “a good sign” that he has been linked with the Prem giants.
Speculation continues that the midfielder could make a move away from Dutch football – but that isn’t likely to happen until the end of the season.
But United and the likes of Real Madrid have been given a boost in their hopes of snapping up the 22-year-old.
Speaking to FOX Sports Netherlands about the prospect of moving in the January transfer window, Van de Beek said: “It is not that I can or want to do something at the moment.
“I have said it before, and I will say it again: I will remain at Ajax this season. And maybe next season as well.
“These reports about Real Madrid or Man United are a good sign, but it is not important now.
“I’ve said I will stay at Ajax and I will do so for 100 per cent.”
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A change of heart has seen them return for Van de Beek, but Real look to have stolen a march by already agreeing to match the near £47million asking price.
United were so keen in the summer that they actually held extensive talks with the player’s representatives, before deciding against it.
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But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately needs to add more creativity to his midfield if he is to mount a serious top four challenge.
Van de Beek, a product of the famed Ajax academy, was in the team which lost to United in the Europa League final three years ago.
He was a key member of the side which agonisingly lost out on a Champions League final slot to Spurs last term, albeit with the consolation of a domestic league and cup double.
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