Overmars denies El Ghazi departure

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Ajax sporting director Mark Overmars has dismissed reports that young forward Anwar El Ghazi is on his way to the Serie A.

The Netherlands international has been linked with various teams across Europe since breaking into the first-team set-up at the Amsterdam ArenA under Frank De Boer, and recent reports in local media claimed he has agreed to join Internazionale over their rivals AC Milan.

However, Overmars quickly dispelled those rumors when he spoke to De Telegraaf, insisting: "There's been no contact at all from either club."

Comfortable on either wing, the Ajax academy graduate's 20 goals and 11 assists in 57 outings in the past two seasons has seen him emerge as one of Europe's brightest talents.

With de Godenzonen poised to secure the Eredivisie title this term, it remains to be seen if El Ghazi will force a move to a more illustrious club in the months ahead.