Ajax face fight for Boschker

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AJAX could well face competition from England for the signature of Sander Boschker.

The talented Twente keeper was the favourite to fill Ajax`s goalkeeping void in the summer, after being offered a deal by Ronald Koeman`s side.

However, it has emerged that the Twente custodian has attracted interest from England.

Ajax are still believed to be in pole position to sign the keeper, but Boschker has muddied the waters slightly by admitting he is enchanted by the English game.

"England has got a beautiful competition," the keeper told Algemeen Dagblad. "And I hope to make a decision on my future soon."

Ajax will hope to persuade Boschker to move to the Amsterdam ArenA, after appearing to put all their eggs in one basked when withdrawing their offer to Utrecht shot-stopper Harald Wapenaar.

The Amsterdammers have already revealed changes for next season, with an expansion of their famed youth academy.

The club are set to launch D and E squads, under a pyramid model. The club hope to have a narrow summit of highly-rated talent, with the base being broader to allow less precocious players time to develop.

The decision goes against the grain in Holland, with many clubs trimming their squads for financial reasons.

Head of youth development at Ajax, Danny Blind is confident for the future.

He said: "Feyenoord have looked at the finances, but this move is not costing very much more.

"Because Heini Otto returns to the staff at De Toekomst, there will only be one trainer added and with us, all young players come to practice using their own transport.

"We only pick up and bring back the players when they're in high school. So that's not where the costs are."