Ajax defender Daley Blind has admitted that it will be hard for him refuse offers from the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona.

Blind has been continually linked with the two football clubs, and reports suggested that he was closing in on a move to Old Trafford after excusing himself from training sessions with the Eredivisie club's first team.

The Dutch defender is delighted to be linked to clubs of the stature of United and Barcelona and feels that it will be hard to turn down their overtures. However, the player is not trying to force a move away from his club, and maintains that he is happy to remain and play at Ajax.

"Of course, it's flattering when you're linked with clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona," Blind told Goal.

"It would be very hard to turn down these kind of clubs. But there's no serious interest as of yet."

"You can never make promises in football. When you make a promise, you have to stick to it. There are plenty of players who promise to stay and then leave after all," the Dutchman continued.

"I am keeping my options open. I am very happy in Amsterdam and at Ajax, but you never know what could happen."

The Ajax defender feels that he is still developing as a footballer and realizes that there is room for further improvement. However, he confirmed that if he moves clubs, he will choose a club that playes football the right way. He has hinted that, his game would be more suited to the La Liga than the Premier Legue, as he is not used to the physical style that is seen in England.

"I am still developing as a player. I am only 24-years-old, so I hope that there's still room for improvement," the Ajax player explained.

"La Liga would suit my style of play. Perhaps England as well, but that's a very physical competition and that's not my biggest strength. I have made steps forward physically, but fighting out personal duels is not my thing. I am not like Jan Vertonghen, who is very powerful."

"The most important thing for me at a new club is that they play proper football. I would be more open to a club that plays proper football than to a club that only hits long balls," the Netherlands international concluded.