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.
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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.