Newcastle must increase Anita bid, insists Ajax technical director

The Eredivisie champions insist that the 23-year-old midfielder, who has been capped three times by the Oranje, will stay in Amsterdam if there asking price is not met

Ajax technical manager Wim Jonk has revealed that the club have no intention of selling Vurnon Anita to Newcastle United unless the Premier League outfit increase their bid for the Netherlands international.

According to the versatile midfielder's agent, the Magpies offered €5 million for his client earlier this month but that did not meet the Dutch champions' valuation of the 23-year-old, who can also play at full-back.

"We have not received another offer," Jonk explained to Voetbal International. "Therefore, Anita will not be leaving us.

"We will not negotiate, unless Newcastle comes with a better bid. Right now, there isn't any contact, but that's normal for English clubs, who are always very late with their transfers."

Ajax have enjoyed back-to-back Eredivisie title with the midfielder making 81 appearances in all competitions during the period, and Anita previously revealed that Norwich City also enquired about Anita’s availability while Paul Lambert was still in charge at Carrow Road.

Anita’s representative Harry Lulofs told reporters: “The only other Premier League club to get in touch was Norwich. Paul Lambert called me to ask about him.

“Now he has moved to Aston Villa so maybe they will be in touch. I don’t know.”

Anita, who has been capped three times by his country, has also been linked with two other English sides, Norwich and Aston Villa.