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Tottenham submit £48m bid for highly rated star, would be a superb signing

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Tottenham and Manchester City are set to battle it out for Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt it seems.

According to journalist Nicolo Schira, Tottenham had a bid accepted for the Dutchman earlier this week. However, Premier League champions Manchester City have outbid them.

Apparently, Spurs’ bid was in the region of €55m (£48m) and City have bid around €60m.

Tottenham preparing £45m offer for Man City target, star wants summer exit

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Tottenham target Matthijs de Ligt wants to leave Ajax at the end of this season.

As per the reports (translated by talkSPORT), de Ligt is a target for Manchester City as well.

The highly-rated Ajax star is one of the best young defenders around and he could be the ideal long-term replacement for Toby Alderweireld.

11-goal winger could join Everton, Raiola wants to bring him to England

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Everton could end up signing the highly talented Ajax winger Justin Kluivert.

According to a report from Tutto Mercato Web (translated by SportWitness), the 19-year-old could be Premier League bound in summer.

Apparently, Kluivert has chosen Mino Raiola as his representative and the Italian super agent is keen on bringing him to England.

Man City confident of signing 6ft 2in powerhouse for £50m this summer

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Manchester City are interested in signing the highly rated Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.

The Ajax centre-back is rated as one of the best young players in the world right now and he would be a quality signing for most clubs around the world.

Pep Guardiola feels that the Dutchman would be the ideal long-term replacement for the club captain Vincent Kompany and therefore he is prepared to sanction a £50 million move for De Ligt.

‘What a bargain’, ‘Great talent’ – fans delighted as Man City signing is confirmed

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After PEC Zwolle finally confirmed Philippe Sandler is leaving to join Manchester City this summer, supporters can’t wait to see the defender in action. The 21-year-old centre-back was reportedly signed back in February, but the deal hadn’t been confirmed by either club until now.

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‘Farewell…Goodbye’ - Eredivisie side confirm defender has ‘moved to’ Man City

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Dutch Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle have finally confirmed defender Phillipe Sandler is leaving and will ‘move to’ Manchester City, saying: “The farewell players are now saying goodbye to the field. Among them Philippe Sandler, who moved to Manchester City.”

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Tottenham hope to agree £45m deal with Ajax for Toby Alderweireld replacement

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According to The S*n, Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to land the signature of Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt as a potential replacement for Chelsea and Manchester United-linked Toby Alderweireld who is rumoured to be considering his future.

De Ligt has rose through the youth ranks to the Ajax first-team in 2016 and has gone on to make 60 appearances in all competitions at the tender age of 18.

Linked with a move to Goodison Park, Everton target responds: 'It's flattering'

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Everton have been linked with a move for the PSV director Marcel Brands in the recent weeks.

The former Dutch footballer has done a very good job at the Eredivisie club and Everton want him to shape their future from next season.

Sam Allardyce is expected to be shown the door at the end of this season and the Toffees are looking to bring in a new manager as well.

Club confirm Everton approach for key man; Toffees want him, talks ongoing

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Everton are looking to appoint a director of football next season and they have approached the PSV man Marcel Brands.

The former Dutch footballer has done an impressive job at PSV and Moshiri wants him to take Everton forward as a club.

PSV have confirmed that Everton have already spoken to Brands thrice now.

Tottenham ready to shell out £50 million on international, Arsenal also interested in summer swoop

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Tottenham Hotspur are planning a summer move for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.

With Toby Alderweirild looking likely to leave the club at the end of the season, Spurs are in the market for another centre-half and football.london has claimed they are interested in de Ligt.

The 18-year-old Netherlands international centre-back has previously been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City, but Spurs are believed to be ready to pay £50 million to secure the 18-year-old’s services.

On This Day in Football: Ajax is formed, Fulham stun Juventus

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On this day in 1900, three men, Floris Stempel, Han Dade and Carel Reeser formed AFC Ajax in Amsterdam.

The new football club was named after the Greek hero Ajax, a cousin of Achilles and one who fought in the Trojan War.

Ajax’s beginnings were spent in the second division of Dutch football.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City linked with international defender

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Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked with a move for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.

The 18-year-old is one of Europe’s most sought-after players, with Mundo Deportivo claiming Barcelona and Bayern Munich are also monitoring his progress.

De Ligt made his professional debut for Jong Ajax in August 2016 and went on to play for the club’s first team the following month.

Everton and Tottenham Hotspur battling to sign speedy forward, 21 goals in 41 games for his country

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Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are leading the race to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn.

The 20-year-old has scored five goals in 22 appearances this season to help PSV forge seven points clear at the top of the Eredivisie.

ESPN FC has claimed that PSV are bracing themselves for offers for Bergwijn this summer, with the Premier League looking likely to be his next destination.

25 goals last season: Benitez wants 27-yr-old to save Newcastle's season, bid submitted

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Newcastle are in desperate need of a striker this month and Benitez has made a move for the Feyenoord forward Nicolai Jorgensen.

The 27 year old Danish international has been a star in Eredivisie over the last year and the Spanish boss believes that he could help Newcastle hold on to their Premier League status for another season.

Jack Rodwell: From young Everton prodigy to a trial at Vitesse Arnhem

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Jack Rodwell was described by many as ‘one for the future’. What happened to his promising career?

Born in nearby Southport, Rodwell joined Everton as a seven-year-old. He progressed through the youth ranks at an alarming rate – Making his under-18 debut at only 14 years of age, and then a year later went one better by turning out for the reserve team.

25 goals last season: Newcastle submit bid for goalscorer, ready to break transfer record

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Newcastle United are looking to sign the 27-year-old striker Nicolai Jorgensen from Feyenoord this month.

According to reports, the Magpies have already submitted a £14million bid for the forward but no agreement has been reached with the Dutch outfit.

As per the report, Jorgensen is keen on a move to the Premier League and Newcastle in particular.

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On This Day in Football: Suarez takes his first bite, Saints bring in Pagan priestess

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On this day in 2010, Luis Suarez took his first bite on a football pitch as he sunk his teeth into PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal during an Eredivisie match.

The Uruguayan striker, then at Ajax, went into the 2010-11 season at the back of a phenomenal campaign. The former Liverpool superstar scored 49 goals in 48 appearances for Ajax in all competitions and was off to a similar start in the new season as the four time European Cup winners went head to head against league leaders PSV.

4-1-4-1 v Feyenoord: Guardiola without these 2 key Man City stars for tonight's home game; Team News & Predictions

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Manchester City host Feyenoord in the Champions League later today and Pep Guardiola will be looking to extend his side’s winning run here.

Tottenham eyeing move for this creative midfielder, he contributed to 15 goals last season

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Tottenham are interested in signing the highly talented Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.

The 20-year-old has already established himself as a starter at Ajax and the Londoners are impressed with the young midfielder’s performances so far.

Van de Beek made 48 appearances for the Eredivisie giants last season and he managed to contribute to 15 goals (6 goals and 9 assists) during that time.

Dutchman heading to Emirates next season, Arsenal have secured the agreement

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Arsenal are looking to appoint a director of football and they have reached an agreement with Marc Overmars.

The former Arsenal player has been the director of football at Ajax since 2012 and he is very experienced in that position now. Furthermore, he knows the club well and he should be able to lead them into the right direction.

Man Utd legend says Davinson Sanchez moved to Tottenham too early, could regret leaving Ajax

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar believes Davinson Sanchez signed for Tottenham Hotspur from Ajax too early in his career.

The 21-year-old moved to Spurs for £42 million, joining Jaro Riedewald, Davy Klaassen and Kenny Tete in leaving last year’s Europa League finalists this summer.

Champions League 2017/18 Group Stage: Spurs and Celtic handed group of death

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The Champions League 2017/18 group stage draw takes place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco this evening and the European elite will be waiting to find out their group stage fixtures.

The draw begins at 5 pm BST (6 pm CET) and is scheduled to last two and a quarter hours.

Spurs agree club record deal for star, move signals tactical change from Pochettino

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Tottenham have agreed on a deal to sign the highly talented centre back Davinson Sanchez from Ajax.

The Colombian has been linked with a move to the Premier League for over a week now and the Londoners will be paying a club record fee for his services.

According to Telegraph, Sanchez was one of Pochettino’s top targets and Ajax will receive an initial fee of £28million up front for the player.

Spurs closing in on first summer transfer, South American expected to sign by tomorrow

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Tottenham are looking to sign the Ajax centre back Davinson Sanchez this summer and it appears that a deal might be close.

The Colombian was left out of Ajax’s squad for the match against Heracles. Apparently, the player is not 100% focused right now.

According to Daily Mirror, Spurs are now in advanced talks with Ajax for the South American and the deal should be completed by Tuesday.

Roundup: Spurs star confirms he will leave at some point; Pochettino set to bid £35m for defender

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Tottenham defender Danny Rose has rocked the club with some sensational claims about his future.

In an interview with the Sun, Rose revealed that he wants to play for a club in the North. The left back feels that he has been away from his family for a while now and he will make it a priority to return in the near future.

Tottenham ready to sanction £17m striker's transfer, Pochettino eyeing backup for Kane

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Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen has been linked with a move away from the Premier League and it appears that the Londoners are ready to cash in on him as well.

According to Daily Mirror, Marseille are interested in the former Eredivisie forward.

Janssen failed to impress Mauricio Pochettino last season and Spurs are looking at other attacking options in the market now.

Netherlands

Ajax Confirm Stadium To Be Officially Renamed ‘Johan Cruyff Arena’ As Of Next Season (Photo & Video)

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Ajax have announced that, as of the start of next season, their stadium will be renamed in honour of their greatest son, Johan Cruyff, who sadly died in 2016.

Currently the Amsterdam ArenA (with three capital A's for stylistic reasons), the venue will officially be known as the 'Johan Cruijff ArenA' as and when the 2018/19 campaign kicks off.

Retro Football: 13-Year-Old Marco Van Basten’s Youth Player Registration Card At UVV Utrecht, 1977 (Photo)

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The photo you see above dates from 1983/84 and shows a 19-year-old Marco van Basten of Ajax taking on Johan Cruyff, 37, of Feyenoord during the latter's final season as a professional footballer.

It is the earliest photo of Van Basten included in the Getty Images archive, but we just so happened to have stumbled across an official document that includes that features an even younger image of the striker who would ultimately go on to become a three-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Prodigal Sub: Robin Van Persie Comes Off Bench To Score First Goal For Feyenoord In Almost Exactly 14 Years (Video)

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After emerging from the bench, it took Robin van Persie roughly 50 seconds to score the first goal of his second stint with Feyenoord,a mere 5,107 days since the last time he found the net for the Dutch club.

Van Persie was making his fourth appearancesince re-signing for his boyhood side in January when he cameon as a 78th-minute substitute in Thursday night's match against Groningen.

One-Touch Football: The Ugliest Passage Of Play You’re Likely To Witness This Season, Courtesy Of Utrecht And Feyenoord (Video)

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Feyenoord's trip to Utrecht on Wednesday evening was notable for two reasons: 1) The match saw Robin van Persie make his second debut for his boyhood club, 14 years on from the first and, B) it also featured the ugliest passage of play we're likely to see this season.

Feyenoord: Teenage Striker Dylan Vente Marks Full Debut With Goal Almost Identical To One Scored By His Great-Uncle In 1937 – The First Ever At De Kuip (Video)

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The proverbial torch was passed at Feyenoord on Sunday afternoon when 18-year-old forward Dylan Vente scored on his full debut for the Eredivisie club.

Vente scored the second goal in a 7-0 walloping of local rivals Sparta Rotterdam, only his fifth ever appearance of a senior career that began in September.

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Eredivisie now available in USA via OZ streaming service

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After a long and frustrating time of no Eredivisie games available to soccer fans in the United States, a legal streaming service named OZ is now making select games available.

Whether you’re a supporter of PSV Eindhoven, Ajax, Feyenoord or any of the Dutch teams, you’ll be glad to know that the wait is finally over.

Eredivisie now available in USA via OZ streaming service

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After a long and frustrating time of no Eredivisie games available to soccer fans in the United States, a legal streaming service named OZ is now making select games available.

Whether you’re a supporter of PSV Eindhoven, Ajax, Feyenoord or any of the Dutch teams, you’ll be glad to know that the wait is finally over.

Transfer News & Rumours

Robin Van Persie returns to Feyenoord

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Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has returned to the club where it all began… Feyenoord.

Announced on the clubs website, the 34-year-old will officially put pen to paper this coming Monday. (22nd January)

A career that has seen the Dutchman turn out for four clubs, started with Feyenoord at the back-end of the nineties.

25 goals last season: Wolves want goal machine in January, he could win the Championship for them

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Wolves are looking to add to their squad during the January transfer window it seems that Feyenoord forward Nicolai Jorgensen is a target for the Championship outfit.

According to reports (via HITC), Nuno wants to sign the highly talented striker in January. Jorgensen scored 25 goals for Feyenoord last season and he would be a terrific addition alongside Bonatini.

Sheffield Wednesday agree fee for towering Dutchman, 23-yr-old set to fly in for medical

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Sheffield Wednesday have agreed on a deal to sign the highly rated Dutch defender Joost van Aken.

The 23-year-old should complete his transfer soon if recent reports are to be believed.

HITC are claiming that Sheffield Wednesday and Heerenveen have agreed on a deal worth around £4.

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LAST SEASON'S EUROPA LEAGUE FINALISTS ARE OUT OF EUROPE ALREADY
Spare a thought for Ajax, who thrilled at times on their way to last season's Europa League final before a Mourinho masterclass floored them.
Unsurprisingly, the stellar eleven which dazzled as recently as May has now been whittled away.

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LAST SEASON'S EUROPA LEAGUE FINALISTS ARE OUT OF EUROPE ALREADY

Spare a thought for Ajax, who thrilled at times on their way to last season's Europa League final before a Mourinho masterclass floored them.

Unsurprisingly, the stellar eleven which dazzled as recently as May has now been whittled away.

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Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Matt Miazga, Emerson Hyndman and more

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Following a busy weekend of league action, cup action takes centerstage midweek both in Europe and North America with several Americans looking to make an impact.

Emerson Hyndman will hope his side can advance in the FA Cup as they face a replay on the road at Wigan Athletic. Meanwhile, Copa MX action begins on Tuesday with several Liga MX sides involved.