Van Basten streamlines squad

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Ajax boss Marco van Basten has told eight first-team squad members they are surplus to requirements at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Van Basten joined the club at the start of July after leading Holland to the Euro 2008 quarter-finals and began his reign with a squad of 30 first-team players.

Albert Luque, Michael Krohn-Dehli, Edgar Manucharyan, Robbert Schilder, Nicolae Mitea and Leonardo have all been told that they can find new clubs while Mitchell Donald and Vurnon Anita are available on loan.

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