Liverpool target Kasper Dolberg will not be sold by Ajax this summer, according to director of football Marc Overmars.
The 19-year-old forward is admired by Jurgen Klopp and is believed to have been on his list of potential targets this summer, but his sale now looks very unlikely.
After the departure of Davy Klaassen to Everton, Overmars has insisted the Eredivisie club are determined to hold on to their other crown jewels.
“Kasper Dolberg and Amin Younes are not for sale,” Overmars told De Telegraaf. “Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Dolberg are a top tandem of master and student.”
Dolberg has previously discussed the prospect of a move to the Premier League – but admitted leaving Ajax could be “too big a step” at this time.
And Klopp admitted his admiration for the “fantastic young talent” in February, saying: “Who doesn’t know Kasper Dolberg? You can’t play at Ajax without being noticed,” he said. “Kasper Dolberg has a very great future. He is a fantastic player.”
Dolberg has emerged as one of Europe’s finest young talents, with the youngster hitting 22 goals in 43 Eredivisie and Europa League games last term.
Ajax’s Amin Younes has also been linked with a move away, while €40million-rated centre-back Davinson Sanchez is reportedly a target for Barcelona, but Ajax do not want to sell.
When asked about Sanchez, Overmars added: “For less than €40m, he’s not going anywhere.”