Boilesen flattered by Prem talk
Defender thought to be a target of Southampton and Arsenal
By Ejder Akbal. Last Updated: August 27, 2012 2:01pm
Nicolai Boilesen: Being linked with Southampton and Arsenal
Ajax full-back Nicolai Boilesen says he is in the dark over speculation linking him with Southampton and Arsenal but admits he is flattered by the reported interest.
Reports on Monday suggested Boilesen had turned the heads of the Premier League duo, while also claiming the Saints had made a £5million offer for the 20-year-old Denmark international.
The defender saw his last campaign hindered by a series of thigh injuries and he was limited to six appearances with Ajax, but is closing on recovery.
Boilesen, who is also thought to be on the radar of Serie A giants AC Milan, says he is focused on regaining full fitness in Amsterdam but is pleased by the Premier League links.
He told ekstrabladet.dk: "I have not heard anything about it yet. Someone from the Dutch press told me about it 10 minutes ago that is all I know right now.
"Therefore it is difficult for me to have an opinion on these rumours. For now I am concentrating on my rehab here at Ajax.
"But, I am very flattered if it is true that a Premier League club has made an offer for me."