Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has refused to talk about a possible transfer for Dutch youngster Frenkie De Jong to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, insisting that the player is focused on his current team.
According to the De Telegraaf, Ajax and PSG have already met with regard to the player and have agreed a deal presumed to be worth 75 million euros, with De Jong expected to move in the summer.
However, the Ajax manager insisted that neither the player nor himself are even thinking about the possibility of a transfer and are focusing on catching up with PSV Eindhoven for the league title.
"We know that the top five or six clubs are watching [De Jong]," he told a media conference, according to
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"But that's been the case for a long time now. The rumours started at the start of the season and it hasn't stopped since. The rumours appeared again today and I'm sure it will stay like this for a while, but I think we're handling it well.
"I know this is a cliche but the players are focused on the next game. Frenkie too. The match against PEC is a tough one for us, so we are focused on that."
He added: "If it's all true, Paris Saint-Germain is a very nice club, but there are several beautiful clubs. They are all top clubs.
"Each player must personally make his choice."
Ajax are second in the league table and are five points behind league leaders PSV Eindhoven, but have a game in hand.