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PSG Are Plotting A €100m Swoop For Two Ajax Stars This Summer

PSG Are Plotting A €100m Swoop For Two Ajax Stars This Summer

Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to reinforce their squad in the summer and have their eyes set on landing two Ajax stars in the summer.

The Ligue 1 champions were knocked out of the Champions League early on this season at the hands of Manchester United, not to mention missing out on the Coupe de France last month after losing on penalties to Rennes in the final.

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PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is keen to reinforce his squad options in the summer and has identified two targets already.

According to Canal+'s Geoffroy Garétier, the French side are ready to splash out at least €100m on Ajax duo David Neres and Donny van de Beek.

Neres, who is also a target for Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, has made 50 appearances for the Eredivisie side this season, scoring 12 times and assisting 15 times across all competitions.

The 22-year-old Brazilian forward's current deal expires in 2022, which would put the club in a strong position when it comes to his price tag.

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Van de Beek, meanwhile, has made 54 appearances for his club in this campaign, scoring 16 times and assisting 12 times across all competitions.

The 22-year-old Dutch midfielder, who has been linked with Real Madrid, also has a contract that keeps him at the Johan Cruyff Arena until 2022, though reports suggest that Ajax have slapped a €60m price tag on him.

Ajax have already accepted the fact that Frenkie de Jong will leave in the summer after he signed for Barcelona, while Matthijs de Ligt is reportedly 'on the verge' of signing for the Spanish club.

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Edwin van der Sar, the CEO at Ajax, has insisted that the Eredivisie title-challenging side would not allow their squad to be dismantled at the end of the season.

"We know that's a fact. That's the history of Ajax all along. It has been in the '70s, '80s and '90s, so we know that," he told BT Sport.

"That also gives space for the younger players, guys who are 19 or 20. In two years time, they will be playing at this kind of level.

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"We're not going to sell seven players. We need to make sure we can stay competitive. We like this stage of the competition and we like the recognition, so we're not going to break up the complete team.

"Of course that's Ajax development, giving young players a chance. It doesn't happen every year.

"Once every couple of years, you have a crop of talent coming through combined with experience with players like [Dušan] Tadić and [Daley] Blind and players who have stayed like Neres. It has made a fantastic team to watch."

Which Ajax players will leave at the end of the season?

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Topics: Football News, Donny van de Beek, Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Johan Cruyff Arena, Thomas Tuchel, David Neres, Ligue 1, PSG, Eredivisie, Ajax, Parc des Princes

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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