Ajax looking to future

Ajax coach Danny Blind is planning an overhaul of his squad.

Ajax coach Danny Blind is planning an overhaul of his squad, with Angelos Charisteas, Julien Escude and Bogdan Lobont all informed they can move on.

The troika no longer figure in Blind's plans and the club have revealed they will entertain offers for any of the trio.

"They don't need to leave," Ajax technical director Martin van Geel in De Telegraaf. "But if there comes a solution that's good for both parties, we will seriously think about that."

Van Geel feels it is only fair that the club make public their plans for such high profile players.

"We are talking about two internationals (Charisteas and Lobont) and someone (Escude) who has won his spurs.

"Seeing the status they have got, it is reasonable to have clarity."

The January capture of Klaas Jan Huntelaar from Heerenveen would appear to have been the final nail in Greek striker Charisteas' coffin.

"Due to the arrival of Klaas Jan Huntelaar the chance of him playing regularly has become less," added van Geel.

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