Ajax will be open to selling Daley Blind to Manchester United but not until next season and for the right price.
Blind has been on the radar of United since he impressed for the Netherlands at the World Cup.
The player had reportedly been on the wishlist of Louis van Gaal, who led the Dutch to third place at the summer's tournament in Brazil, because of his ability to play in both defence and midfield.
But Ajax director Marc Overmars has said the defender will remain in Holland for another season and only then will the Eredivisie champions listen to offers for the versatile 21-year-old.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf quotes Overmars saying: "The management of Daley knows how we are at the moment. Next year we will have a much more lenient policy, we are willing to think with Daley and we settle for a reasonable price.
"There's some rumblings around Daley... but there is no specific club. And with Manchester United, there is no contact."
United's poor start to the season was compounded by their 4-0 embarrassment at the hands of League One club MK Dons in the League Cup on Tuesday.
A second string backline failed to keep Karl Robinson's side at bay and looked vulnerable throughout at Stadium mk.
Overmars' comments come after Blind's agent denied United were interested in signing his client.
Rob Jansen told talkSPORT: "At this moment Manchester United have not been in touch with me or Ajax about Daley and I'm not sitting here waiting for the call."
United have already splashed £43m on defenders Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo but after conceeding seven goals in just three matches, van Gaal is thought to be interested in adding yet more defensive cover after losing Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and Alexander Buttner in the summer.