Ajax keen to keep United target

Last Updated: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:56
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Ajax boss Frank de Boer is hopeful of fending off Manchester United's interest in Daley Blind but admits every player has a price.

The Netherlands international is reported to be one of several Dutch players on new United boss Louis van Gaal's radar having worked closely with the likes of Blind and Ron Vlaar recently at the World Cup.

Blind was one of Holland's stand-out players in Brazil and Van Gaal is eager to bring him to Old Trafford due to his ability to play at full-back or centre-half.

Barcelona have also been linked with the 24-year-old but De Boer is hopeful the defender will stay as he looks to build his Ajax team around his squad members who went to the World Cup.

The Ajax boss does fear either United or Barcelona tabling a big bid though, something which he admits could force his hand.

When asked if Blind would leave Amsterdam this summer, De Boer told AT5: "Personally, I don't think so.

"Everyone is obviously for sale, but we feel that those three players, the World Cup players (Blind, Jasper Cillessen and Joel Veltman), with a few guys in the current squad, should be the water carriers of this squad."

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