Ajax coach Frank de Boer wants key duo Maarten Stekelenburg and Jan Vertonghen to clarify their future as soon as possible.
Netherlands international Stekelenburg‘s current contract with Ajax expires at the end of the 2011-12 campaign, with Roma recently linked with the 28-year-old, but their recent addition of Carlos Kameni from Espanyol has halted progress on that front.
Belgian centre-back Vertonghen, who has been associated with Arsenal and Manchester City, has two more years left on his deal, although recently hinted that he is willing to remain with the Eredivisie side to compete in the Champions League next season.
De Boer, who led Ajax to their first league title since 2004 in 2010-11, wants both Stekelenburg and Vertonghen to make up their minds in respect of their intentions.
"There is currently no interest in him [Stekelenburg]," De Boer told De Telegraaf. "We want to clarify whether he is staying or not and whether he wants to extend his current contract. If not, then a winter transfer seems probable."
"I asked him [Vertonghen] to sign and he was positive about it," continued the 41-year-old. "Danny Blind [Ajax's technical manager] will soon hold talks with his agent.”