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Huntelaar deal falls through

Huntelaar deal falls through


Ajax chief Danny Blind has revealed that contract negotiations with Holland international striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar have fallen through because of a minimum fee release clause.

"When you look at the Ajax salary structure he could get a huge deal," Blind said. "But he doesn't want to see a release clause set at 25million euros (£19.75million) in his contract. We didn't want to go any lower.

"We don't want to see Klaas Jan leave us; the bar is high. We would like to keep our top scorer in Amsterdam. If he doesn't want to sign a new contract, he still has a deal for the next two years."