BVB close on de Jong
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Borussia Dortmund are looking to secure the services of Ajax star Nigel de Jong.Borussia Dortmund are looking to secure the services of Ajax star Nigel de Jong before the transfer window slams shut.
De Jong has been courted by a clutch of teams since confirming his intention to leave Ajax.
Celtic, West Ham and Sevilla all expressed interest in signing the Dutch international, but de Jong has always been keen on making the switch to the Bundesliga with Dortmund.
It had been suggested that BVB would look to sign the 21-year-old on a pre-contract, ahead of a free transfer move in the summer.
However, the German outfit are desperate to increase their options in January and reports are suggesting they are trying to smooth the transfer by agreeing a package with Ajax.
The Dutch giants are prepared to sell if Dortmund match their valuation and reports suggest de Jong could be a BVB player ahead of the weekend clash with Wolfsburg.