Ajax to open contract talks with Miralem Sulejmani

Technical director Danny Blind has revealed that the Dutch champions wish to tie the former Heerenveen player to a new deal

Ajax are preparing to enter negotiations with Miralem Sulejmani next month as they look to extend his contract.

The 23-year-old forward is tied to the Eredivisie champions until the summer of 2013 but the Amsterdam giants are anxious to warn off any potential suitors by extending his contract.

“Miki has a contract with Ajax until June 2013 and he's doing a great job,” technical director Danny Blind told De Telegraaf.

“He is one of the players who finds the net quite easily and we're keen to keep him at the club. We will discuss his future with him next month."

Sulejmani joined Ajax from Heerenveen in 2008 for €16.25 million and, despite initially struggling to gain a regular place in the first team, the Serbia international has become a key member of the squad, scoring 11 goals in 15 Eredivisie appearances for the club this term.