De Telegraaf journalist Marcel van der Kraan told the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast that Ajax will only let David Neres leave for between £80m and £90m.
He said: “Ajax has already received a Chinese offer of £50m for Neres.
“That bid was immediately swept off the table by Marc Overmars. Neres is still very young and having a good time at Ajax. This summer might not be the right time to sell him.
“Ajax previously rejected a bid of £50m and now hopes for a transfer fee of £80-£90m. This is also because Overmars made it clear that it is impossible to perform well in the Champions League again when half the team is sold.”
With Daniel Sturridge now a free agent and no longer a Liverpool player, it has opened up space within the squad for a new forward to join the ranks this summer.
The fantasy option is Kylian Mbappe while the more practical option would be to keep Harry Wilson on board instead of selling him for a tidy profit as some would like.
After a stunning season for Ajax, David Neres is a great option but if van der Kraan is correct, the Brazilian will be far too expensive to be a feasible option.
Le10Sport had claimed that Liverpool were interested in signing him but that will likely no longer be the case.
His £80-90m price tag should effectively rule Liverpool out as it simply makes no sense to pay so much for a player that won’t be a guaranteed starter.
At that price tag, the Reds could sign de Ligt and cover his wages for most of his contract.