Ajax boss says Manchester United linked star Jasper Cillessen is going nowhere

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Frank De Boer is adamant that the Dutch international stopper is staying at Ajax for the time being.

There has been plenty of debate and conjecture surrounding the goalkeeper situation at Manchester United this summer.

The club signed Sergio Romero earlier in the week as rumours continue to mount about Victor Valdes and David De Gea’s future at the club, with the latter heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.

One name being linked with Manchester United as a potential replacement for De Gea if he did leave, other than new signing Romero, is Dutch international Jasper Cillessen.

However his current boss at Ajax Frank De Boer has made it clear he is not on his way out of the club. Cillessen is rumoured to be absent from an upcoming Champions League tie with injury, which the Dutch media suggested to the Ajax boss was a tactic to avoid him being cup-tied ahead of a potential United move.

De Boer is quoted by Goal as stating:

"We'll have to wait until after the training on Tuesday night, then we will see if he is able to play.

"He really has a calf injury. Luckily, I would say, in this case."

Should United move for Cillessen?

The club should, of course, keep hold of De Gea but with Real ready to swoop that might be more difficult than it seems.

But Cillessen is surely not the answer. The Dutch stopper has ability but he is far from world class.

He is only as good as Romero, so to bring him in – despite his obvious links to Louis van Gaal through the Dutch national team – would be something of a nothing move.

De Boer claims he is not on his way to Old Trafford and that is the way it should stay.

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