Manchester United target Nicolas Tagliafico will no longer be available as a new contract has reportedly been offered for the left-back to stay at Ajax.
According to De Telegraaf, the 28-year-old has received a lucrative fresh deal from the director of football Marc Overmars.
The Red Devils had been weighing up a move for Porto star Alex Telles, who has entered the final year of his deal.
But negotiations are not going in United’s direction and Tagliafico is now in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sights, with a deal worth £23million mooted.
However, Ajax are ready to scupper the Old Trafford outfit’s plans by tying Tagliafico down to a new long-term contract.
The defender has been with the Dutch capital club since January 2018 following a £4m move from Independiente.
Tagliafico has made 100 appearances for Ajax in that time, helping them to the 2019 Eredivisie title.
And he is now set to decide whether to continue his Netherlands adventure or head elsewhere for a new challenge.