Sunday, 10th February, 2013

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has revealed that in-demand midfielder Christian Eriksen has informed the club that he does not want to sign a new contract at the present time.

Eriksen’s current deal at the Amsterdam ArenA expires in the summer of 2014, meaning it will have just one more year left to run by the end of this season; a situation that could compel Ajax to sell the 20-year-old if he refuses to pen an extension.

Overmars believes that Eriksen and his agent are waiting to see what offers present themselves, and this summer is the most likely time of departure for the Denmark international, who has stated he will not leave Ajax without the Dutch club pocketing a fee for his services.

And he may not be short of options, with Manchester United and Liverpool just two of Eriksen’s confirmed suitors.

"Christian has informed us that he does not want to sign a new contract right now", Overmars told Danish daily BT.


"I think he and his agent want to see what opportunities present themselves this summer", he added.

Eriksen is currently concentrating on trying to help Ajax retain their Eredivisie title, while the club are also still involved in the Europa League.

It remains to be seen just where Eriksen might head if he leaves Ajax, but all the ingredients are there for a summer transfer scramble.

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