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Arsenal speak with Ajax regarding defender

According to the Dutch side Ad.nl Arsenal have spoken to Ajax about the possibility of signing defender Toby Alderweireld.

Catching the attention of Atletic Madrid, the Spanish side placed a bid for the centre back but it is said to be too low for Ajax’s liking.

Arsenal sent someone to Amsterdam to speak to the club and with former Arsenal man Marc Overmars employed their as their technical director you would hope that Arsenal could use that to their advantage.

The 24 year old Belgian international has been with Ajax since 2004 and started to feature in the senior team in 2009 after Arsenal signed Thomas Vermaelen.

About the possibility of selling Alderweireld, Overmars said

“We have rejected the offer from Atletico Madrid for Toby Alderweireld.

“We were contacted this weekend but it was not considered sufficient for a player of the national team of Belgium.”

It’s good to see that we are looking at bringing in a defender, especially as the Daily Mail were reporting this morning that Arsneal were no longer interested in signing one as they believe Sagna can fill in at centreback and Flamini can cover as well. That being said, they were still blathering on about our interest in a keeper everyone else said we’ve moved on from.

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