With this season nearly done and dusted in PSV’s favour, their only  remaining “realistic” contender has now thrown the towel into the ring as well. After four seasons of joy for Ajax, they are set to be dethroned by Cocu’s men.

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aja deAlthough there is still that small mathematical chance for Ajax to claim their fifth title in a row, not even the most optimistic Ajax fan dares to dream about that any longer. A poor string of results in recent weeks has ended such hopes and dreams and moved the momentum completely towards PSV.

As the title race is now seemingly over for Ajax, preparations begin for the next campaign. The coaching staff, Director of Football Marc Overmars, and Head of Youth Development Wim Jonk have held talks this weeks discussing the desired composition of  next season’s first team squad.

Voetbal International report that one of the decisions means that Ajax will be looking  for an experienced player to bolster their options in midfield and in attack. In recent weeks several rumours have done the rounds, linking the likes of Nigel de Jong, Rafael van  der  Vaart and even Klaas-Jan Huntelaar with a return to Amsterdam. Whether either of those will indeed come home in the summer remains to be seen, but the lack of an experienced head  among Ajax’ youthful side is there for all to see.

Ajax are confident that Frank de Boer will not be lured away by a club from a bigger league and will therefore remain at the helm at  Amsterdam ArenA. Arek Milik will also find out where his future lies as Ajax have to let his parent club Leverkusen know if they will trigger  the €2.5m fee agreed in the Pole’s loan agreement before May 1st.The club are hoping they can conclude all business regarding incoming and outgoing transfers by the end of the current season, so that they can begin pre-season with a complete and balanced squad.

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