Borussia Dortmund have denied they have already agreed a deal with Ajax midfielder Steve Pienaar, although they have confirmed he is a player they are interested in.

Pienaar´s contract with Ajax expires in the summer and it had been reported that Dortmund had beaten off competition from Manchester City to strike a pre-contract agreement with the 23-year-old.

However, Borussia press officer Josef Schneck told PA Sport that no such deal has yet been struck. He said: "He is a player who we have been watching for two years now and we have spoken to him. We know he is out of contract in the summer and we are interested in signing him."

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