Man Utd and Spurs boost as Van de Beek insists Madrid deal not done and dusted

first_imgREAL MADRID have not sealed a deal to sign Donny van de Beek, the Ajax midfielder himself has confirmed.Manchester United and Tottenham are also said to be chasing the Dutchman who was strongly tipped by Spanish media to sign for Los Blancos.2 Van de Beek, 22, was reported to have agreed a move to Real MadridCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut, while van de Beek admits the Iberian climate would be nice to play in, he insists he is yet to accept any offer to leave Ajax.Speaking to magazine Helden, the 22-year-old noted: “Playing in the sun is always nice, but no, I haven’t started taking Spanish classes.”I still haven’t said ‘yes’ to anyone, it’s all open.”I know what I have here, I’m loved by Ajax and I love Ajax.”My feelings should be positive at a club, not only that they want me but also that I fit in their style of play.”Of course, I also want to know the game time they will give me.”Rumours mounted of a January exit to Madrid before van de Beek committed himself to seeing out the current season in Amsterdam.He told reporters “we’ll see what happens later” when asked about the summer with the coming transfer market shaken up by the coronavirus pandemic and a global financial crash.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newslatest football newsTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossDonny van de Beek shows his keepie uppie skills in Ajax training Previously, a fee of around £47million has been talked up with United reported to have once been close to a £20m deal.Spurs also made a play for van de Beek last year, according to Dutch media, ahead of losing playmaker Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan.Van de Beek, who scored against Tottenham in last season’s Champions League semi-final, has 10 goals and 11 assists in all competitions this campaign with Ajax leading the Eredivisie on goal difference.2last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, March 5

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Diego Simeone is stalling on a new contract at Atletico Madrid – in the hope of getting the Manchester City job. Manuel Pellegrini’s position at the Etihad has come under scrutiny in recent weeks. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United target Dani Alves is close to sealing his Barcelona exit. The Brazil right-back, 31, will be a free agent when his contract runs out at the end of the season. (The Sun)Lille want to keep Manchester City attacking midfielder Marcos Lopes on loan for another season. (Daily Mail)Arsene Wenger is preparing to bring the curtain down on Abou Diaby’s injury-plagued Arsenal career. (The Sun)Chelsea are maintaining a watching brief on Anderlecht teenagers Youri Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker. (Daily Mail)Liverpool have entered the race to sign £12million Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto. (The Sun)Porto defender Danilo, who has been linked with Liverpool, Man United and Arsenal, will snub the Premier League big boys and join Real Madrid this summer. (Daily Mirror)Radamel Falcao will have to wait until May to discover if Manchester United are to make his move from Monaco permanent as Louis van Gaal will not make any decision until then. (The Guardian)Liverpool are weighing up a move for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho – after a setback in their attempts to land Roma star Miralem Pjanic. (Daily Mirror)Matija Nastasic is likely to make his loan move from Manchester City to Schlake permanent in the summer, the German club’s general manager has revealed. (Manchester Evening News)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Exclusive – Former Sunderland star issues Poyet with relegation warningExclusive – Van Gaal warning! Man United boss told he is wasting Di MariaManchester United have NOT made decision on Falcao’s futureMan United transfer report: Van Gaal says ‘no’ to permanent Falcao dealMan United and Liverpool join La Liga giants in race for Argentinean starLiverpool face battle for Italian starletCould Carlos Tevez return to the Premier League? Juventus striker stalling over new dealManchester City target in ‘advanced talks’ about Barcelona departure, confirms agentDutch giants to fight Celtic for Man City strikerSouthampton keep tabs on Rayo Vallecano hotshotReports – Barcelona star nears New York City switchInter join Arsenal and Man United in transfer race for midfield starPremier League quartet to be handed transfer blow?last_img read more

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