Donny van de Beek finally breaks silence on Manchester United transfer link: report

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Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek has stated that he has no plans of leaving Ajax in the near future amid the recent speculation linking Manchester United with a possible January move for his signature.

The Netherlands international has built his reputation with his consistent displays for Ajax over the past 18 months and this has generated interest from some of Europe’s elite clubs.

Most recently, it was claimed by ESPN that United could swoop for the Dutchman’s services this month but Van de Beek has put the gossip to rest by reaffirming his commitment to Ajax for the season at the least.

“It is not that I can or want to do something at the moment. I have said it before and I will say it again: I will remain at Ajax this season,” he told Fox Sports Netherlands.

“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.”

United are likely to recruit a new midfielder following the injury setbacks for Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba and it is now quite clear that Van de Beek won’t be heading to Old Trafford this month.

Still, the club are making some progress in the transfer market and according to a recent Sky Sports update, Solskjaer’s side are leading the race to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

The hierarchy decided against an approach for the Portuguese over the summer due to the asking price but it now appears that they could meet the £60m valuation to bring Fernandes to Old Trafford.

Manchester United picked up their first win of 2020 after a resounding 4-0 triumph over Norwich City. They are scheduled to host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup third round replay in midweek.

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