‘Atleti bid for Alderweireld rejected’

Director of football at Ajax, Marc Overmars, has said that the club have recently turned down an offer from Atletico Madrid for Toby Alderweireld.

The 24-year-old defender, who can play at centre-back or full-back, has been linked through the summer with a possible move to the Premier League, with both Arsenal and Tottenham said to be tracking his services.

More recent rumours suggested that Atletico were also interested in making a move as a possible replacement for Martin Demichelis, who is wanted by Manchester City.

However, Alderweireld’s club Ajax have looked to clarify the situation through their director of football.

“We were contacted by Atletico this weekend and they made an offer, but it was not at the level for a Belgian international and therefore it was rejected,” former Barcelona winger Overmars revealed to reporters this week.

It is understood that Atleti’s offer amounted to around the €4m mark.

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