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Van der Sar insists Chelsea target Onana won't be leaving on the cheap

Edwin van der Sar insists reported Chelsea target Andre Onana won’t be allowed to leave Ajax on the cheap this summer despite the goalkeeper admitting his desire to leave the club.

The Cameroon international has been strongly linked with a move away from the Amsterdam side this summer after impressing in recent seasons, with Chelsea and Barcelona believed to be amongst the clubs monitoring the 24-year-old ahead of a summer move.

Onana fuelled speculation he is set to leave by announcing recently he is ready to take the ‘next step’ in his career, whilst Ajax boss Erik ten Hag revealed the goalkeeper will be allowed to leave for ‘the right price’.

Ajax are expecting serious interest in several of their prized assets once more with Donny van de Beek and Nicolas Tagliafico also tipped to leave, though chief executive Van der Sar has warned any interested parties that no players will be sold on the cheap.

“In January last year, people said we were going to lose seven or eight players but we lost only two key members,” Van der Sar told Reuters.

“Last year, we made verbal agreements with Onana, Tagliafico, Van de Beek to stay another season and then we look to help each other and find the next step in their careers. Nothing has changed.

“There won’t be a 50% discount. The clubs can forget about that.”

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