Ajax refute Suarez reports

Dutch giants Ajax have cooled talk suggesting starlet Luis Suarez - reportedly a target of Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona - has agreed a move to Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old is fast proving to be one of the hottest properties on the European stage after netting 23 goals in 24 appearances this season, and will feature for Uruguay at next summer’s World Cup.

Recent speculation has suggested that the youngster had signed a pre-contract agreement to move to London as the Blues look to take advantage of their suspended transfer ban.

Ajax, however, claim neither the club nor the player know nothing about a possible transfer in early 2010 and have no intentions of selling their highly-rated playmaker.

“I asked Luis about this and he insisted that he knows nothing about a pre-contract with Chelsea,” Ajax general director Rik van den Boog told Voetbal International.

“Additionally, Ajax are not aware of anything like this.”

Suarez recently reaffirmed his intention to remain at the Amsterdam Arena, but refused to rule out a transfer away from the Eredivise at the end of the season.

“I want to stay at Ajax, so personally there isn’t any offer for me from other teams,” he said last month.

“Anyone can keep talking about Barcelona, Manchester United or Chelsea but at the moment I have my mind focused on Ajax, where I desire to stay at least until June.”