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Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has said Ajax duo Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong would be keen to play for the club.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Barca are interested in singing De Ligt and De Jong as they target a new centre-back and midfielder, with reports saying they could cost up to €130 million.

And Cillessen, who plays alongside both for Netherlands, said they would be open to making the switch to the Camp Nou.

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Barcelona won't sign Matthijs De Ligt in January - Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars

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Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has dashed Barcelona's hopes of signing Matthijs de Ligt in January, saying there is no chance the defender will leave in the winter window.

Sources have told ESPN FC that De Ligt and Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong are being monitored by the La Liga champions.

Barca failed with two bids for De Jong, who had been their primary summer target of the two, but early-season problems in defence have forced them to rethink their strategy.

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Liverpool sign Netherlands youth international Ki-Jana Hoever from Ajax

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Liverpool have completed the signing of Netherlands youth international Ki-Jana Hoever from Ajax after they had agreed a deal to sign the 16-year-old earlier in the summer.

Hoever was granted international clearance on Thursday and the right-back, who can also play at centre-back, is now free to play competitively for the club.

"It's great for him. He's a good boy," Liverpool under-18s coach Barry Lewtas said. "They're young lads, they just want to play.

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Barcelona did not meet Ajax valuation of Frenkie de Jong - Marc Overmars

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Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has said Barcelona's bid for Frenkie de Jong failed this summer because it was nowhere near what the midfielder is worth in today's market.

Sources told ESPN FC that Barca made two offers for the Netherlands international, with Ajax turning down both proposals. Mundo Deportivo report that the La Liga champions' second bid reached €30 million but was not even considered by Ajax.

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Melbourne City sign Mark Birighitti to three-year deal after Australia return

Melbourne City have moved to replace the recently departed Dean Bouzanis with fringe Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Birighitti.

Birighitti keeper made the PFA's team of the season in his last full season in the A-League and bolsters City's hopes of success this season.

"I'm pleased to be returning to Australia and to join a club with genuine title aspirations and a group with talent like Melbourne City is very exciting," Birighitti said in a statement.

The 27-year-old signed a three-year deal, returning...