Man United transfers: Jasper Cillessen staying at Ajax, says Marc Overmars

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars says Man United target Jasper Cillessen won't leave the club this summer

Manchester United have not been in touch with Ajax over a potential deal to sign Jasper Cillessen, according to Marc Overmars.

The 20-time English champions are facing a battle to keep the Spain international at the club as Real Madrid look to snap up the shot stopper following Iker Casillas’s exit.

Cillessen played under United manager Louis van Gaal during the Netherlands’s World Cup campaign, helping the Oranje to finish third in last summer’s tournament in Brazil.

Ajax director of football Overmars, who was part of Arsenal’s Premier League-winning title side in 1998, ruled out the goalkeeper completing a move away from the Dutch capital before the summer transfer deadline.

“There is no contact with Manchester United,” Overmars is quoted as saying by Four Four Two. “I have heard nothing from Manchester United.”

Van Gaal has already signed Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a free transfer in the summer transfer window.

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Romero was critciised after United suffered a 2-1 defeat by Swansea City in the Premier League at Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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