PSV admit interest in AZ's Maher

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 04, 2013 12:20 hrs

The Hague, Jan 4 (IANS) PSV Eindhoven have informed AZ Alkmaar of their interest in Adam Maher but the Alkmaar-based football club is not yet willing to sell the 19-year-old midfielder.

Technical director Marcel Brands of PSV acknowledged that he has been in contact with AZ, reports Xinhua.

"That was last summer and that's the case at the moment again," he said in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. "AZ has indicated that a transfer was not negotiable."

AZ denied having received a bid for Maher and declared that a sale in the January transfer window was not an option. Maher's contract at AZ runs until mid-2015.

The 19-year-old is one of the biggest talents of Dutch football. He has already played 51 Eredivisie matches, in which he has scored nine times.

The Moroccan born midfielder debuted for the Dutch team Aug 15, 2012 against Belgium (2-4 loss) and played his second match for the Netherlands a month later against Hungary (4-1 win).

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