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Alderweireld keen on Spartak option

Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld has welcomed the interest of Spartak Moscow after the Russian club reportedly made an offer for the Belgium international.

I now understand that they have made Ajax an offer for me.

Only when the clubs are granted permission (to talk to me) will I think.

I want to focus first on Belgium-France on Wednesday.

I've always said that I will seriously look at each option.

Those who know me, know that I will never choose just for the money but for the image and history of the team.

– Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld

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Ajax bag defender

Ajax have completed the signing of defender Mike van der Hoorn on a four-year contract, the Eredivisie club have confirmed.

The 20-year-old joins the club from FC Utrecht for an undisclosed fee on a deal which will keep him at the Amsterdam-based side until June 30, 2017.

Bojan off to Amsterdam

Bojan Krkic spent last season with Milan. Credit: PA

Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic will spend the 2013-14 season on loan at Dutch club Ajax, the Primera Division club have confirmed.

Bojan, 22, spent two consecutive years on loan in Italy with Roma and AC Milan but after scoring seven goals for the capital club he struggled for game time at San Siro and managed only three league goals.

Mido retires

Former Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Ajax striker Mido has announced his retirement at the age of 30.

The striker represented 11 clubs in seven countries and won over 50 caps for Egypt but arguably failed to fulfil his talent and has been without a club since being released by Barnsley in January.

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Vermeer happy in Amsterdam

I am a man who loves stability. In my career as a goalkeeper and at the club and team of Ajax.

It does not mean that my ambitions are different from those of the players around me.

Every professional footballer should decide for themselves if and when he chooses a foreign adventure. My focus is on winning prizes.

– Ajax goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer speaking to De Telegraaf
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