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Van de Beek rules out January move to Manchester United

Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek has ruled out a  move to Manchester United this month, insisting he will remain with the Dutch giants for the remainder of the campaign.

The 22-year-old is reportedly a target for the Old Trafford outfit as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to add some much needed creativity to his midfield ranks, Van de Beek having scored six goals and provided four assists in his 16 Eredivisie outings this season.

It had been suggested that Ajax’s failure to reach the Champions League knockout stages could make a potential deal more likely, though it seems that any move will have to wait until the summer at the very least.

Along with Manchester United’s reported interest, Real Madrid have also been linked with the Netherlands international, and while admitting that it is ‘a good sign’ that such big clubs are interested in him, Van de Beek has insisted that he will continue to play at the Johan Cruyff Arena for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.

“It is not that I can or want to do something at the moment,” he told FOX Sports Netherlands.

“I have said it before and I will say it again: I will remain at Ajax this season. And maybe next season as well.

“These reports about Real Madrid or Man United are a good sign, but it is not important now. I’ve said I will stay at Ajax and I will do so for 100 per cent.”

Asked whether it was a positive to be linked with such high profile clubs, Van de Beek conceded: “It is not something that is in my mind right now, but what you say is true.”

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