Ajax coach confirms Bayern interest in Dutch duo
Bayern München are among the clubs interested in Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, Ajax coach Erik ten Hag has revealed.
|Matthijs de Ligt.||Photo: ОЛЕГ БАТРАК/Football.ua/CC-by-SA 3.0|
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Bayern München are chasing Matthijs de Ligt, 19, and Frenkie de Jong, 21.
But the Bavarians are far from the only club interested in the two Dutch internationals.
"All top six clubs in Europe are chasing Matthijs and Frenkie. I would like to keep them at Ajax for a long time. But I'm not a dreamer," ten Hag told Sport Bild and added:
"I can say to Bayern: All the top clubs are interested in them. And there are no exit clauses. The price is determined by Ajax. At least that gives the club some financial planning security."
Reportedly, Ajax expect to get around €150 million in total for de Ligt and de Jong.
Bayern are said to be willing to spend around €200 million next summer. According to both Bild and Kicker, a deal that will take VfB Stuttgart's Benjamin Pavard to the Allianz Arena for €35 million is already in place.