Ryan Babel Likely Too Expensive for Ajax to Pull Trigger on Amsterdam Reunion

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The posturing between Ajax and Liverpool continues, though this instance involved Ryan Babel and not Luis Suarez.

The former Ajax player turned down a move to German club Hoffenheim, despite Liverpool's acceptance of a £5.8 million ($9.2 million) bid for him. His intentions are clear, but that still might not be enough for Ajax, which claims Babel is too costly, according to Daily Mail.

"He would be a very attractive proposition for us … but I can see problems with the financial side of it. It looks a very expensive deal," Ajax manager Frank de Boer said.

Babel has offered to take a pay cut, but de Boer's comments raise doubt that a move could happen.

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