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Agent: €22m Manchester United summer target could join Barcelona

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Agent: €22m Manchester United summer target could join Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The agent of Ajax star and Manchester United summer target Daley Blind has hinted the Netherlands World Cup star could join Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils appointed Louis van Gaal as their new manager after the Dutchman took over the reigns at Old Trafford completing World Cup duty with the Netherlands national team.

World Cup Roundup: Five quarter-final stars linked with stunning summer transfers

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World Cup Roundup: Five quarter-final stars linked with stunning summer transfers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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Quarter-Final Five: Top summer transfer fire-startersfrom the last eight

As we enter the latter stages of the 2014 World Cup, it is becoming clear that a select group of outstanding performers are to headline this summer's transfer window, which opened officially on Tuesday, as well as continue to compete for football's most prestigious prize.

Analysis: How De Jong’s injury nearly put Netherlands out of the World Cup

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Analysis: How De Jong's injury nearly put Netherlands out of the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Netherlands took on Mexico in the round of 16 game, going in as clear favourites to emerge victorious and set-up what would potentially be an 'easy' win to take them into the semi-finals of the competition.

How Daley Blind changed the game for Netherlands against Spain

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How Daley Blind changed the game for Netherlands against Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Four years back there was no gulf in class, there was no superior team, yes one was a higher placed favourite than the other but on paper they were closer than you'd imagine. It was an even affair, with two equally solid & disciplined teams with clear tactical identities.

Ronald Koeman heads the queue for Southampton job

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Ronald Koeman heads the queue for Southampton job - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Although the club are keen to emphasise that no decision has yet been taken concerning a replacement for departed manager Mauricio Pochettino, former Holland international Ronald Koeman appears to be a clear favourite to secure the position.

Ajax 2014/15 Kits

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Ajax 2014/15 Kits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Ajax 2014/15 kits, both home and away, have been unveiled, with the EredivisieChampions revealing the kits via a superb publicity stunt involving a number of players, and a beleaguered Frank de Boer.

The Ajax boss was invited along withSiem de Jong, Daley Blind andJasper Cillessen to get a sneak peek of what was billed as the 2014/15 kit, but it was actually a clever ploy to catch their reactions at being shown some abhorrent outfits (fakes, of course).

Arsenal to beat Tottenham in the race to sign Dutch defender

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Arsenal to beat Tottenham in the race to sign Dutch defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are ready to battle Tottenham Hotspur for Ajax defenderJoel Veltman in the summer. The Gunners are looking for alternatives elsewhere, as the future of skipper Thomas Veramelen still unclear, it is thought that Wenger has taken keen interest in the 22-year-old,sees the talented defender of Amsterdam a perfect backup for the current defenders he has at disposal.

Arsenal to beat Tottenham in the race to sign Dutch defender

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Arsenal to beat Tottenham in the race to sign Dutch defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are ready to battle Tottenham Hotspur for Ajax defenderJoel Veltman in the summer. The Gunners are looking for alternatives elsewhere, as the future of skipper Thomas Veramelen still unclear, it is thought that Wenger has taken keen interest in the 22-year-old,sees the talented defender of Amsterdam a perfect backup for the current defenders he has at disposal.

Tottenham approach Frank de Boer to take charge in summer

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Tottenham approach Frank de Boer to take charge in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ajax boss Frank De Boer has been approached by Tottenham to take over as their manager in the summer.

Tottenham have endured a tough season in the Premier League after a shopping spree last summer but then manager Andre Villas Boas failed to live up to expectations to garnering a Champions League spot.

Champions League key factor for Liverpool to lure Jan Vertonghen

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Champions League key factor for Liverpool to lure Jan Vertonghen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's impressive progress this season has not only seen them register their credentials as legitimate title contenders, but also as a target for for players aspiring to play in the Champions' League.

Liverpool preparing summer bid for Barcelona’s Bojan Krkic

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Liverpool preparing summer bid for Barcelona's Bojan Krkic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Spanish strikerBojan Krkic is reportedly a summer target for Liverpool, with the Premier League outfit believing a fee of just £5m to be enough to persuade Barcelona to part with the 23-year-old.

Ajax join the race to sign Liverpool target Richairo Zivkovic

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Ajax join the race to sign Liverpool target Richairo Zivkovic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League clubs Liverpool and Manchester City are reportedly showing keen interest in Groningen wonderkid Richairo Zivkovic, who is dubbed as the next Arjen Robben.

Dutch giant Ajax are also interested in the youngster, who became the youngest player to appear for the Eredivisie side in their history, while appearing at the age of 16 in 2012.

The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day

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The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hello and welcome to 'The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day'

Today, Soccerlens.com will be blogging live from the centre of London, endeavouring to bring you the very latest news, gossip and information in the final chaotic hours of the January transfer window.

The Transfer Lens – Destro to Arsenal? ​​Fischer to Man Utd?

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The Transfer Lens Destro to Arsenal? ​​Fischer to Man Utd? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A couple of reasonably obscure transfer rumours today, featuring a pair of rising stars and their links to the Premier League's biggest and brightest.

1.Mattia Destro to Arsenal?

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Arsenal closing in on Veltman as Vermaelen replacement?

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It looks like the Arsenal captain is not going to change his mind about leaving the club. And recent transfer rumours suggest that Thomas Vermaelen has already agreed the personal terms of his potential transfer to Manchester United, where the new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is apparently planning to use the Belgium international as [.

Arsenal could soon have `next Dennis Bergkamp` at the club!!

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The former Arsenal player Dennis Bergkamp would make the best Gunners XI of most fans. The Durchman also scored arguably the best Arsenal and Premier league goal ever with an audacious piece of skill against Newcastle, so when you hear of a player being compared to Bergkamp it draws significant interest.

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Newcastle United Sign Dutch Striker Siem de Jong

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After a year and a half of penny pinching by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, it appears the Magpies are finally willing to spend in the transfer market.

The signing of Siem de Jong from Ajax was completed Tuesday for an undisclosed fee and the player was signed to a six-year contract. The 25 year-old club captain and midfielder scored 7 goals in 19 appearances during the 2013-2014 season for Ajax.

Netherlands Name 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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Netherlands manager Louis Van Gaal has named his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014.

Holland faces a difficult group at World Cup 2014, where they'll play Spain, Chile and Australia. But the Dutch have a strong squad filled with European experience despiteRafael van der Vaart pulling out of contention this week due to an injury.

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Ajax Amsterdam präsentiert ein neues, absolut hässliches Trikot!!!

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Ajax Amsterdam präsentiert ein neues, absolut hässliches Trikot!!!

Der holländische Verein Ajax Amsterdam braucht auch mal wieder ein neues Trikot. Dafür hat Marketingchef Edwin van der Sar einige Spieler und den Trainer in sein Büro eingeladen, um ihnen das neue Trikot für die Saison 2014/2015 vorzustellen.

Tottenham Approach Frank De Boer to Become Next Spurs Manager

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Ajax head coach Frank De Boer has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have approached him in regards to replacing Tim Sherwood as the manager at the White Hart Lane club.

De Boer revealed the news when asked about the Tottenham job by a Dutch broadcaster. He said:

"I'm going to listen and talk (after the season ends next week).

Frank De Boer says he turned down Liverpool and Tottenham jobs

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Om 12:15 uur LIVE op #Ajax Exclusive TV: de persconferentie van Frank de Boer. http://t.co/QV4LF2cws7 #pecaja pic.twitter.com/UJEAB86tnu AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) February 7, 2014 Ajax manager Frank De Boer has revealed that he has rejected approaches from Liverpool and Tottenham. But he says managing either side in the future would be his "cup of tea".

Reinvented by de Boer, Ajax’s Daley Blind transforms into...

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Reinvented by de Boer, Ajax's Daley Blind transforms into the ‘Dutch Lahm'

ByMohamed Moallim

Innovation swirls around Ajax like leaves, in the Vondelpark, on a blustery autumn's day. "Almost every club tries to imitate them," Aad de Mos, who managed them between 1980 and 1985, recently said.

Wilshere, Vidal, Rooney… Names of the Champions League, week 5

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Wilshere, Vidal, Rooney... Names of the Champions League, week 5 is a post from: Just Football

Taking inspiration from Names of the Premier League we introduce a new feature on Just Football: Names of the Champions League. This week, Deji Faremi picks the five names of Week 5:

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

On WednesdayManchester United bagged their biggest European away win since 1964 and in doing so booked a place in the Champions League second round with a game to spare.

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Amsterdam Bluff: Van Gaal is the man for United

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Is Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal an arrogant man? Probably. When playing for the Ajax reserves, the Amsterdam-born midfielder claimed that he deserved a chance in the first team, as he was better than the star man occupying the striker position Johan Cruyff.

While Louis van Gaal never emulated Cruyff as a footballer, he has been similarly successful as a manager.

Cristian Chivu Retires From Soccer At 33 After Injury Problems

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At the age of 33, Cristian Chivu announced earlier this week that he is retiring from the game. The Romanian international, who earned 63 caps for his country, played in Euro 2000 and Euro 2008, but he is perhaps best remembered for his glittering club career.

Chivu made a name for himself at A.

The Very Forgiving Ajax Ultras

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You know, as far as macho jostling goes, this is pretty damn polite. "Have your run of the place but then please stay away." Of course maybe they're angry the Barcelona players left the town a mess as they trampled through it on a holiday before the match, which would explain the result...

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Louis Van Gaal: A Short History

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Louis Van Gaal: A Short History - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A brief look at the new Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal's career milestones.

1951: Born August 8 in Amsterdam.

1972: Signs professional forms with Ajax.

1973: After only one season leaves Ajax to join Belgian side Royal Antwerp.

Persija v Ajax

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As I mentioned the other day, Ajax, their Amsterdam Arena pictured left, will be coming to Jakarta next month and it has been announced they will play Persija in a friendly at the Bung Karno stadium 11 May.

This won't be Ajax's first visit here of course. They were also here in 1975 along with Manchester United for a few games.

3 To See: Ajax, Chelsea v Manchester United, PSG – Sunday’s must-see football

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Ajax vs PSV (Eredivisie)

Sunday 19th January 2014 – Kickoff 15:30 BST

Perhaps not the biggest in Holland, perhaps not the most important game in this season but there is something about this fixture that should hopefully make for compulsive viewing.

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Brilliant Jonathan Soriano Goal From Almost The Half-Way Line for Red Bull Salzburg v Ajax

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Soriano Amazing Goal Ajax Red Bull Salzburg 0 -3 UEFA Europa League 20/02/2014 by Lance esporte

Red Bull Salzburg striker Jonathan Soriano scores a brilliant goal from almost the half-way line as the Austrian's beat the past Dutch Master's Ajax 3-0 in Holland in their Europa Cup tie.

Ajax Give Dream Day To Chronically Ill Young Fan Jay-Jay, ‘Sign’ Him And Give Him His Debut (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which, in collaboration with the Opkikker Foundation, Ajax put on a special day for ill eight-year-old fan Jay-Jay Willems in a bid to give the poor kid a well-deserved break from the mundane medication ritual he is forced to follow due to his chronic bowel disorder.

FC Barcelona - 1, Ajax - 2 All Goals Highlights Videos

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An awful Barca went down to Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena courtesy of two first half goals from a young Ajax team. The defending at display by Barca players were shambolic and that led to the two goals. Just have a look at what transpired.

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AFC Ajax 2014/15 adidas Home and Away Kits

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Dutch Eredivisie champions for the last four seasons AFC Ajax pranked manager Frank de Boer [...]

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez says he will ‘definitely’ move to Ajax

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Luis Suarez has revealed that he will be rejoining former club Ajax but probably not for a while yet. Liverpool fans might be understandably...

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Football GIF: Ecstatic Dutch Fan Raves Uncontrollably After Dramatic Late Equaliser Keeps NEC In Top Flight

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By Chris Wright

With Ajax leading 2-1 and the game entering its final few minutes, it looked for all the world that NEC Nijmegen (or just plain oldNEC to their mates) were going to be expungedfrom the Eredivisie yesterday, needing at least a point against the recently-crowned champions to stave off automatic relegation from the Dutch top flight.

Jonathan Soriano goal vs Ajax Video 2014 Red Bull Salzburg Europa League

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Jonathan Soriano goal vs Ajax Video 2014 Red Bull Salzburg Europa League is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This Jonathan Soriano goal vs Ajax (VIDEO BELOW) was one of the standouts from the Europa League games played on 20th February, 2014.

Galatasaray vs Ajax 2-1 Highlights Friendly 2014 Antalya Cup Yilmaz Can Van der Hoorn Goals Video

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Galatasaray vs Ajax 2-1 Highlights Friendly 2014 Antalya Cup Yilmaz Can Van der Hoorn Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Galatasaray vs Ajax 2014 ( Gala Ajax VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Galatasaray vs Ajax 2-1 ( Yilmaz, Can/ Van der Hoorn) Antalya Cup 2014- 10 January, [.

Tottenham ‘approach’ Ajax boss Frank De Boer

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Spurs approached Ajax coach Frank De Boer with a view to making him their new manager but that approach has been rejected, according to various media reports. The Daily Mirror claims that the former Holland international is Tottenham's preferred choice to replace Andre Villas Boas. The 43-year-old's advisers have been sounded out about the [.

AC Milan vs Ajax 2013 Highlights Champions League Montolivo Red Card Video

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AC Milan vs Ajax 2013 Highlights Champions League Montolivo Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter AC Milan vs Ajax 2013 ( Milan Ajax Amsterdam VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Milan vs Ajax 0-0 San Siro, Milan- 11 December, 2013- 19.

FC Barcelona vs Celtic Preview - Not at all a Dead Rubber

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When Group H schedule was first announced, I was dead sure that this match would be nothing more than a practice game for Barca and crunch game for Celtic. How wrong I was? Tonight when we host Celtic at the Camp Nou, Celtic got nothing to lose, they are already out of the Group and their away supporters are banned from attending this match.