Man Utd, Liverpool & Chelsea offered hope in Van de Beek chase

Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Roma have been offered hope in their pursuit of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.

The 21-year-old is one of several much sought-after assets currently on the books at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Like club colleague Frenkie de Jong, who is being heavily linked with Barcelona, Van de Beek is starting to register on the transfer radar of leading clubs across Europe.

A number of Premier League sides are reported to have expressed an interest in acquiring in his potential in the recent past, while Roma would welcome the chance to take Van de Beek to Italy.

He has shunned those admiring glances so far, with the exciting talent opting to further his development in the familiar surrounds of his homeland.

The Netherlands international is, however, reconsidering his options after starting just two Eredivisie games in 2018-19 and may be ready to open the door to his suitors in the upcoming recruitment windows.

Van de Beek’s agent, Guido Alberts, told Voetbal International of the links to United, Liverpool et al: “It is true that this interest has been there for a while.

“Last summer it was already concrete, but Donny opted for a longer stay at Ajax.

“The past few months have gone differently than we had in mind. 

“If his situation remains the same way for much longer, a transfer is a better option for all parties.

“These agreements have now also been made with [director of football] Marc Overmars.

“If the situation remains the same, a transfer can be discussed.”

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Van de Beek made his Ajax debut during a Europa League clash with Celtic in November 2015.

He is now closing in on 100 appearances for the club and has formed part of the senior Dutch national side.

A contract through to 2022 was only penned in Amsterdam back in January, but that agreement could be broken if formal approaches are made in the new year or next summer.

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