Van Der Sar sends warning to Chelsea about buying Ajax players

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Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar has warned the likes of Chelsea and other top European clubs who are trying to sign up their players.

The Blues have already secured the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and the club are also being linked with Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana. Meanwhile, Ajax star Donny van de Beek has also been linked with an exit.

Van Der Saar has now warned that they won’t sell all their star players, neither will they let the players leave for a cheap fee.

“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.

“The big clubs such as Bayern Munich have said the benchmark fee will go down in the next few transfer windows. But it’s easier for them to say because they are the buyers.

“Of course, the 150 million-200 million euros transfers are gone. But I think there is still a lot of value for players who come from Ajax. Well educated, experienced in winning and playing European football.

“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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