The transfer market is open again and that means that the rumors about possible new and possible departing Ajax players will increase. In the rumor mill you can read the latest transfer rumors around the club, but remember: sometimes take it with a grain of salt!
Wednesday, January 4
‘Ajax pays 7.5 million euros plus 5 million in bonuses for Rulli’
Ajax pays a minimum amount of 7.5 million euros Geronimo Rulli. That writes Double Amarilla wednesday night. The Amsterdammers pay a fixed amount of 7.5 million euros and five million euros in bonuses may be added. The Argentinian goalkeeper of Villarreal has already personally reached an agreement with Ajax.
‘Dortmund only wants to take over Kudus next summer’
Borussia Dortmund wants Mohammed Kudus take over from Ajax only during the coming summer. That writes Florian Plettenbergreporter of Sky Sports, on Twitter. According to Plettenberg, the Ghanaian is aware of the German interest, but there have not yet been any concrete negotiations between Kudus and Dortmund. In addition to the interest from Germany, Arsenal and Newcastle United are also said to be interested in the Ajax player.
“Ajax and Villarreal acknowledge that transfer Rulli is almost going to happen”
Ajax is close to the goalkeeper’s arrival Geronimo Rulliwrites Gaston Edul, journalist at TyC Sports. The first offer from the team from Amsterdam was reportedly five million euros and an additional five million euros in bonuses, which were difficult to achieve. That offer was rejected by Villarreal, but thanks to the second offer, the clubs are closer together. “On both sides, they recognize that it is about to happen,” Edul writes.
‘Ajax in list of interested parties for Luzern midfielder Jashari’
Ajax becomes in the German media linked to FC Luzern midfielder Ardon Jashari. Reportedly, RB Leipzig are also interested, as are Eintracht Frankfurt, VfL Wolfsburg, TSG Hoffenheim, Leeds United, Leicester City and Arsenal. “I heard about the rumours, you can’t ignore that,” says the player, who indicates that his own focus is on FC Luzern. “My agent will do the rest.”
Tuesday, January 3
‘Ajax and Feyenoord follow talented French defender’
According to the French RMC Sports are Ajax and Feyenoord in the market for Ismael Doukouré. The nineteen-year-old defender of RC Strasbourg is known as a great talent and is a youth international of France. In Ligue 1, Doukouré has played eight games so far. It is not known how much money RC Strasbourg requires for Doukouré. In addition to Ajax and Feyenoord, Eintracht Frankfurt is reportedly also interested in Doukouré.
Monday January 2
‘Villarreal rejects first Ajax offer for Rulli’
According to the Spanish Relev Villarreal has a first offer from Ajax for goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli firmly rejected. The Spanish medium writes, following previous reports, that Ajax sees the desired new goalkeeper in Rulli, but an agreement is not yet under discussion. Relev states that Ajax is currently preparing a second offer. To have a chance at Villarreal, this bid will have to be ‘much higher’ than Ajax’s first bid. Amounts are discussed Relev otherwise unreported. According to the Spaniards, Rulli himself would be open to a transfer to Ajax, but the goalkeeper will first wait to see whether the team from Amsterdam can come to an agreement with Villarreal.
‘Chelsea does not want to rule out a new offer for Álvarez’
Chelsea seems to have a new bid for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez cannot be ruled out. That writes The Athletic Monday. The English top club wanted to bring in the Mexican last summer, although Ajax did not let him go then. Whether it comes from a transfer this winter remains to be seen. According to The Athletic it will be difficult to convince Ajax of a winter transfer from Álvarez.
‘Newcastle United have no preference for Álvarez’
Newcastle United are keen to bolster themselves with a controlling midfielder, although manager Eddie Howe would prefer a player with Premier League experience. The Athletic writes that Newcastle United Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez closely followed, but that he is therefore not preferred. According to the English medium, Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) and Moises Caicedo (Brighton & Hove Albion) are currently at the top of the list of the current number three in the Premier League. Álvarez can still hope for a transfer to the Premier League, because West Ham United seem interested.