Feyenoord rule out Jordy Clasie move to the Premier League

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Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been dealt a summer transfer blow after Feyenoord made it clear today that Netherlands midfield maestro Jordy Clasie is going nowhere.

Clasie has been consistently linked with all three Premier League giants along with Swansea City over the last two months, a stance aided by two appearances at the World Cup finals, brought to that party by new Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal.

All four teams have mulled over a £6.5m bid for the 23-year-old talent, but Feyenoord have decided to hang on to their midfield linchpin and sanction the sale of Stefan De Vrij at the right price instead.

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Hands off, both of them

Feyenoord sporting director Martin van Geel was asked about the future's of a number of first-team stars by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf this afternoon, with the answers relayed by the Daily Star confirming that Clasie is very much part of their long-term future plans.

Van Geel said: "At the moment there are talks for our player.

"Our intention is to keep him because he is happy here and especially because we aim to be leaders with the right mix of youth and potential champions."

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Van Gaal has proven that he trusts Clasie on the big stage but will have to look elsewhere for a new central midfielder to partner Ander Herrera at the Theatre of Dreams, after suffering two transfer setbacks in the same day.

Juventus maestro Arturo Vidal was thought be top of Van Gaal's summer shopping list, but Bianconeri chief Giuseppe Marotta followed Feyenoord's lead by declaring that his star man is irreplaceable and won't be sold.

Eredivise exodus

Clasie's stay in Rotterdam looks set to buck the trend in terms of an Eredivise exodus which looks likely to include a whole host of the World Cup stars given a chance to shine on the biggest international stage by Van Gaal.

Bruno Martins Indi has already left Feyenoord and De Vrij looks all set to follow, while the Dutch top flight has already lost standouts Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic to Southampton since the transfer window open.

Feyenoord fans will have something to cling to in Clasie though as they go in search of a first league title since 1999, while a clutch of established Premier League sides will be forced to maintain a watching brief on this front, for the time being at least.

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