Ajax warn Manchester United: Blind will not be cheap

The Dutch club have insisted that any suitors will have to pay the "absolute top price" for the versatile Netherlands international this summer, but say he will be cheaper in 2015
Ajax have warned that Daley Blind will only be sold for big money this summer, and have denied talk of any negotiations with Manchester United.

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The Dutch club's director of football, Marc Overmars, says Blind will only be allowed to leave for his "absolute top price" before September 1, and that his representatives know he can go for less money in a year's time.

"We believe that we currently have a strong team and want Daley to stay for another year," he told De Telegraaf. "Only if the absolute top price is paid is a transfer negotiable.

"Daley's management know how we feel at the moment. Next year we will have a much more lenient policy, we are willing to talk with Daley and we will settle for a reasonable price."

Goal understands that United have been monitoring Blind, 24, all summer, while there were rumours that former Red Devils goalkeeper and Ajax director Edwin van der Sar was in Manchester on Tuesday to negotiate a deal for around £20 million.

But former Arsenal forward Overmars says there has been no contact with the Premier League club.

"There's some rumblings around Daley, some clubs enquired, but there is no concrete offer. And with Manchester United, there is no contact at all."

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