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Barcelona, Manchester City target Frenkie de Jong: I am staying at Ajax

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has said he is staying "until the summer," following links with some of Europe's biggest sides.

Barcelona and Manchester City have been mooted as potential suitors. However, Ajax posted a video on Twitter in which the 21-year-old said he will not exit in this transfer window.

His teammate Matthijs De Ligt has also been linked with a big move away, but De Jong said he hopes the whole group can stay together this campaign.

"I am certainly not leaving this winter," De Jong said. "I am 100 percent staying until the summer.

"I don't know what other people are doing, but personally I would like it if the whole group stay together. We have had a fairly decent first half to the season.

"The atmosphere in the group is very good and we have a lot of quality -- so I would be disappointed if people left."

Ajax have reached the Champions League knockout stage for the first time since 2006 and are two points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven as they look to win their first Eredivisie title in five seasons.

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