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Ajax and PSV take Dutch Eredivisie title to wire

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With one match to play, Ajax lead PSV Eindhoven on goal difference in the Dutch title race after the pair won again on Sunday to remain neck-and-neck on 81 points each.

The Amsterdam outfit enjoy a goal difference of plus-6 over PSV after a 4-0 win over Twente and face 17th placed De Graafschap next week where they will seek to wrap up a 34th league title.

Ajax and PSV take Dutch Eredivisie title to wire

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With one match to play, Ajax lead PSV Eindhoven on goal difference in the Dutch title race after the pair won again on Sunday to remain neck-and-neck on 81 points each.

The Amsterdam outfit enjoy a goal difference of plus-6 over PSV after a 4-0 win over Twente and face 17th placed De Graafschap next week where they will seek to wrap up a 34th league title.

Chelsea willing to pay the necessary fee for Man Utd midfield target

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Chelsea are looking to strengthen their midfield options this summer and it is being reported that the Premier League giants considering making an offer for the highly talented Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer.

Bazoer has attracted a lot of interest from several European heavyweights like Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City and Bayern Munich because of his outstanding performances this season and Chelsea are willing to submit an acceptable offer of around 31 million Euros for the Holland midfielder.

Liverpool working with Mendes to sign winger; Record fee agreed for forward

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Ajax winger Anwar El Ghazi has been linked with a move away from the Eredivisie this summer and it appears that Premier League giants Liverpool are monitoring the highly talented winger.

El Ghazi was being linked with a move to Serie A with AC Milan being the most probable destination. But now the reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that El Ghazi prefers a move to the Premier League and negotiations have begun with Liverpool.

Chelsea hijack Man Utd move for versatile midfielder with better financial package

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Chelsea are closing in on the signing of the highly talented Ajax midfielder Juan Familia Castillo.

Earlier this year it was reported that the talented Dutch midfielder was close to joining Manchester United after having talks with the club but it appears that Chelsea have hijacked the deal.

Man United agree deal to sign winger, working on deal for pacey striker

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Manchester United are trying to sign Hossein Zamani, the highly talented striker from Ajax.

According to reports in Holland, Manchester United have already sealed the signing of Tahith Chong from Feyenoord and are now looking to sign the Ajax starlet.

Liverpool Transfer: This Ajax Star Would Be Best Suited For Klopp

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The excitement around Anfield is bubbling ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s first summer transfer window since taking charge of Liverpool, and fans will be expecting a flurry of activity as the German looks to stamp his authority on the Reds squad.

The Premier League club has been linked with bids for a number of Europe’s brightest youngsters in recent weeks.

Ajax fans pay Cruyff stadium-to-stadium tribute [VIDEO]

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Hundreds of Dutch soccer fans on Sunday paid an emotional tribute to the late Johan Cruyff, as they marched between the former and current Ajax stadiums in Amsterdam.

"Johan rest in peace," proclaimed a large black banner bearing a picture of the Amsterdam boy, who rose to become one of soccer's greatest players, carried at the front of the procession.

Ajax fans pay Cruyff stadium-to-stadium tribute [VIDEO]

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Hundreds of Dutch soccer fans on Sunday paid an emotional tribute to the late Johan Cruyff, as they marched between the former and current Ajax stadiums in Amsterdam.

"Johan rest in peace," proclaimed a large black banner bearing a picture of the Amsterdam boy, who rose to become one of soccer's greatest players, carried at the front of the procession.

Man Utd submit bid after interesting transfer comments from Arsenal target

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Manchester United have made a bid for the Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer.

The highly talented Holland midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League following his exploits in the Eredivisie.

French outlet Le10Sport are reporting (via Daily Star) that Manchester United are keen to secure his services right away and have already submitted a substantial bid to Ajax.

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff dies of cancer; Latest reactions & quotes

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Footballing legend Johan Cruyff has today passed away after his battle with cancer.

The Dutch footballer was suffering from the illness since October and his official site have revealed that the former Barcelona forward has died of cancer, aged 68.

Cruyff won the Ballon d’Or thrice during his time with Ajax and Barcelona.

Man Utd agree deal to bring world class Dutchman to Old Trafford

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Manchester United have planned a massive overhaul of their stagnating youth development system.

After appointing Nicky Butt as the head of their academy, the Premier League giants have now moved swiftly to secure the appointment of former Ajax scout Henny de Regt.

Ajax Upgrade Travelling Heracles Supporters To VIP Box After Just 15 Fans Turn Up For Eredivisie Clash (Photo)

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Kudos are most definitely due to theAjax stadium management team, who saw fit to reward the hardy band of 15 Heracles supporters who made the two-hour drive to Amsterdam for Wednesday night's Eredivisie clash by upgrading them to their own personal VIP box.

As can be seen from the following photo, it certainly seemed as though Heracles' mini-horde enjoyed themselves while enjoying the 0-0 draw in the lap of luxury!

Chelsea agree deal for Man Utd target after making a better offer

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Chelsea agree deal for Man Utd target after making a better offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have agreed on a deal to sign the highly rated Ajax midfielder Juan Familia Castillo.

The talented Dutch midfielder was close to joining Manchester United after having talks with the club but it appears that Chelsea have hijacked the deal.

Man Utd pursuing midfielder, Van Gaal personally involved in transfer

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Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has taken a personal interest in signing the talented Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri.

Nouri is considered as one of the finest young talents in Dutch football right now and Van Gaal is keen bring him to Manchester United.

Dick Advocaat Explains THAT Classic Photo Of Himself, Louis Van Gaal And Two Young Ladies Wearing Nowt But Body Paint

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With Dick Advocaat's Sunderland squaring off against Louis van Gaal's Manchester United in the Premier League today, the opportunity has been seized to once again circulate what must surely rank as one of the most iconic sporting images of our time.

The photo you see above you of Advocaat and Van Gaal squatting coyly beside a pair of scantily clad ladies was taken as part of a promo set for the Eredivisie clash between PSV and Ajax in 1995.

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Red Mist: Peeved PSV Defender Santiago Arias Puts Fist Through Glass Window After Being Sent-Off (Video)

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With just a couple of points between themselves and Ajax at the top of the table, things are obviously beginning to get a little tense in the PSV camp as the Eredivisie title race rollson apace.

With an hour or so gone and the game still frustratingly goalless, PSV full-back Santiago Arias did his side no favours by picking up a second yellow for clambering all over Willem II defender Guus Joppen.

Charlie Mulgrew Writes Extended ‘Apology’ To Fans After Celtic Go Whimpering Out Of Europa League

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A 2-1 home defeat against Ajax last night saw Celtic tumble out ofthe Europa League at the group stage having amassed just two measly points in the space of five games.

Indeed, the Ajax loss marked the first time in history that Celtic have failed to win a single group match at home in a European campaign their final fixture being a forlorn trip toFenerbahce.

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Ajax fans produce emotional, stunning tribute to Johan Cruyff

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By now, you've likely seen or at least heard about Barcelona's tribute to Johan Cruyff. It came before the weekend's most watched soccer match -- Saturday's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid -- after all, and was plenty impressive.

But the display Ajax and their fans put together was on a whole other emotional level, which makes sense as their connection to Cruyff was arguably even stronger and deeper.

Johan Cruyff: Genio del fútbol en todo sentido

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Nos levantamos este día con la lamentable noticia de la muerte de Johan Cruyff (Hendrick Johannes Cruijff, 1947) de quien se ha dicho y escrito mucho por largo tiempo.

Desde mi perspectiva, y a manera de un homenaje póstumo, quiero repasar algunas cosas que lo colocan en una esfera difícil de alcanzar en la industria del fútbol ya que al calificativo de "genio", bien le podríamos sumar la de "revolucionario", "creativo" e "innovador".

On This Day In 1972: Ajax Beat Independiente In The Intercontinental Cup To Underline The Dominance Of Totaal Voetbal

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The 1972 Intercontinental Cup saw the winners of the 1971/72 European Cup, Ajax, pitted against the winners of the 1972 Copa Libertadores, Independiente, over two legs to ascertain (in a roundabout way) which club side was the best in the world at that particular juncture.

Coming into the first leg in Buenos Aires, the famous Ajax side of Johan Cruyff, Johnny Rep and Johan Neeskens had just won the Eredivisie, the Dutch Cup, and theirsecond European Cup the season previous.

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Hector Bellerin, Jonathan Tah, Leroy Sane… #JF60 Best Young Players in Europe – week 20

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After Kostic, Alli, Bamford & Co in week 19, we're checking back in on our chosen 60 best young players in Europe for 2015/16. If you've missed out so far, the #JF60 is our annual feature in...

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Old pals act helping Arsenal beat EPL rivals to midfield star’s transfer

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According to reports this promising young player is going to be a real star of the future and at 19-years old Riechedly Bazoer is already a mainstay of the central midfield at the Dutch club Ajax. And according to The Mirror there is going to be a transfer battle for him in the summer, with [...]

Can Charlton do another Coquelin job for Arsenal with Sanogo?

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One of the very few bits of news for Arsenal fans on transfer deadline day was the signing of our young French forward Yaya Sanogo by the Championship club Charlton Athletic. A lot of us might have forgot that he was even on the club's books (or just hoped that he wasn't) but Sanogo has [...]

Dutch Opta Accurately Map All 30 Touches Of The Ball Yaya Sanogo Enjoyed In An Ajax Shirt

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Not the most naturally gifted technicianin world football, Yaya Sanogo concluded a fairly featureless loan spell at Ajax by returning to parent club Arsenal and immediately switching to Charlton Athletic on transfer deadline day.

Sanogo was supposed to stay at Ajax for the entire 2016-17 season but the Dutch club called time on his loan prematurelyafter the 23-year-old French striker failed to make any semblance of an impression in the Eredivisie, making three substitute appearances andfeaturing forjust 47 cumulative minutes.

Will Yaya Sanogo ever be ready to play for Arsenal?

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When Arsenal bought Yaya Sanogo from the French side Auxerre three seasons ago, he was hailed as a hot young talent and was expected to flourish under Arsene Wenger's tutelage. But after two years of doing not-very-much at Arsenal, he was sent out on loan at Dutch side Ajax, where it was hoped he would [.

Hector Bellerin, Isaac Success, Timo Werner… JF60 Best Young Players in Europe review, weeks 4 & 5

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So how are our chosen top 60 young players in Europe in 2015/16 getting on? We look back at the last fortnight and pick out the star performersfrom the JF60 Class of 2015/16. Isaac Success No doubt...

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Failed Yaya Sanogo set for Arsenal return

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The French youngster Yaya Sanogo looked to be an incredible prospect when Arsenal signed him from Auxerre two summers ago. He was 20 years old, 6ft 4in tall, and had an excellent scoring record of 26 goals in 52 games for the French club. But at Arsenal he lost his scoring boots and although given [.

Transfers Roundup: Klopp targets January transfer for €29m Chelsea target

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Transfers Roundup: Klopp targets January transfer for €29m Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The summer transfer window may be over but the rumour mill is omnipresent. Despite domestic leagues and European competitions in full flow there are lot to speculate as we anticipate the ‘fast approaching' January transfer window.

Most Goals in Champions League – the Top 10

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list of 'most goals in Champions League history' after he became the first player on earth to reach 80-goal-milestone in the UCL during Tuesday's 4-0 group stage victory over FC Shaktar Donetsk, per UEFA.

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Dele Alli – Premier League Young Player of the Year? #JF60 Best Youngsters in Europe Review, week 13

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Michy Batshuayi: Europe’s hottest young striker right now? The #JF60 Review, week 12

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Wallace Chelsea woes continue, Inaki Williams rises… #JF60 Best Youngsters in Europe Review, week 11

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Generation Next: Anwar El Ghazi – the Ajax starlet who shunned Morocco for the Netherlands

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The JF60 2016: Top 10 Dutch Eredivisie Best Young Players To Watch In 2015/16

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Top 10 best young Eredivisie players – The JF60 Class of 2014/15 Review

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Fijne Verjaardag: Five Fascinating Facts About Ajax On The Club’s 116th Birthday

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Exactly 116 years ago today, AFC Ajax were founded in Amsterdam. Since then, they've gone on to become one of the world's most successful and iconic clubs. To mark the anniversary, here are five fantastic (totaal) footballing facts about the Dutch masters.

1.) Englishman Jack Reynolds managed the club in for different spells between 1915 and 1947.

From Spain: Chelsea locked in negotiation for €20m midfielder, club in hurry to seal the deal

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Chelsea are reportedly trying to secure a deal for Dutch youngster Riechedly Bazoer, according to reports from Catalan newspaper Sport.

Bazoer is a 19-year-old central midfielder, who has been touted as one of the brightest prospects coming out from Holland.

Ajax Fans Hang Effigy Of Feyenoord Player Kenneth Vermeer During Typically Heated ‘De Klassieker’ Clash (Video)

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Sunday's 'De Klassieker' was quite an occasion, with Ajax beating their bitter rivals Feyenoord 2-1at the Amsterdam ArenA to movejust a point behind leaders PSVin the Eredivisie. Before the game, the intensity of the animosity between the two sets of fans was highlighted by the hanging from the stands of an effigy of ex-Ajax and current Feyenoord goalkeeperKenneth Vermeer.

Ajax Answer Twitter SOS Call By Laying On Special Matchday Taxi Service For 80-Year-Old Fan

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You wait all year for a feelgood Ajax story and then two come along at once.

After featuring yesterday for rewardinga hardy band of 15 travelling Heracles supporterswith a cracking gesture, the Eredivisie giants have once again proved that they look after fans by agreeing to lay on special matchday travel for an elderly fan.