CEO Van Der Sar has transfer message for Chelsea in hunt for De Ligt

Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar has ruled out Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt leaving the club in January.

The 19-year-old has attracted interest from us over the past few months after developing into one of the best young centre-halves in world football, as it is no secret that Maurizio Sarri is still keen to improve a few areas of the  squad.

Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz have been good at times this season for us, but have both proven on numerous occasions that they are too unreliable, while Andreas Christensen is heavily tipped to leave in January.

but our January chase for De Ligt may be over as Van der Sar insists the Eredivisie club have no need to sell De Ligt and does not intend to let their prized asset leave the club in January.

“We’re not going to sell a player halfway through the season,” the former Manchester United goalkeeper told ESPN FC. “No way.

“If you have financial difficulties you might look at it, but for us no.”

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Would a big offer tempt De Ligt into selling?

We are one of the biggest clubs in world football and are linked with a whole host of players, but if we want quality for now and the future, there are not too many out there better than the young De Ligt.

The lad has the mental and physical ability to be a top player and the right offer will tempt Ajax into selling.


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