Rafa has apparently stepped up the chase for these pair of Dutch masters!
LONDON: Klaas Jan Huntelaar has put the Premier League on red alert after rejecting a new deal with Ajax.
The hitman has refused to agree to a £20mil release clause and the Dutch giants are now open to offers.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been tracking the 24-year old, who has scored 70 goals in just 82 games for Ajax.
Technical director Danny Blind said: “We have agreed on the fact that Ajax will speak with all clubs that come in for Huntelaar. (The Star Online)
Rafael van der Vaart could be on his way to Liverpool very soon. The midfielder, impressed in the Euro competition but now is looking elsewhere for a club.
Currently playing with Hamburg in the German Bundesliga, it’s been rumored that he is going to join a bigger club in England very soon.
He told BBC, “I’ve had a wonderful time. Hamburg have made me the player that I am. I will always love the fans and everything that this club has given to me. There comes a time when its just right to move on, and I think that moment is now.”
According to BBC Sport, Liverpool have already bid two times for him, with both the offers rejected. With these comments, however, they might be forced to sell him at a lowered price. (lfcglobe.com)
It has been reported that Rafa Benitez has in fact put in a third bid for the Hamburg midfielder who could be a damn good signing and would presumably rule out the need for a mega bid for Gareth Barry. Huntelaar seems destined to leave Holland for a new challenge and the Premier League could be a temptation he could not resist. Do Liverpool fans feel that either of this pair would be good additions to Rafa B’s squad?