Chelsea handed boost in their pursuit of Ajax key duo

By | June 29, 2020

Dutch giants, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has acknowledged that three of his key players could be sold when the transfer window will be re-opened in the summer.

Despite the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Man Utd and Chelsea have both linked with the likes of Andre Onana, Nicolas Tagliafico and Donny van de Beek.

Although Ten Hag has acknowledged that neither of the trio will be allowed to depart from the club on the cheap, he has revealed that requests have been made that players want to take new challenges.

Speaking to Het Parool, Ten Hag said: “The transfer market will start in August. The top leagues are now being played out, so the money flows are maintained. The market value of players will be slightly depressed, but not much.

“Based on their performance and ambition, a number of our players also want to make the move abroad. Agreements have been made with Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolas Tagliafico, but it must be clear whether the market is indeed breaking loose.

“For Onana and Van de Beek, another year of Ajax could certainly be an option, for Tagliafico it is slightly different because of his age.”

Ajax have already agreed on a deal with Chelsea for Hakim Ziyech who will make the switch to Stamford Bridge on July 1, Adrne Onana and Nicolas Tagliafico have been also on the radar of Frank Lampard.

Man Utd meanwhile continues to be interested in securing the services of Donny van de Beek who has been identified as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba who has been tipped to depart from Old Trafford ahead of the next season.