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Ajax chief Van der Sar: Time for limits to Chelsea, Man City loan armies

Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar has taken aim at Chelsea and Manchester City over the amount of players they have out on-loan.

In the Eredivisie, City have players at NAC Breda and FC Twente, while Chelsea maintain a partnership with Vitesse.

Van der Sar says clubs being allowed to loan out an unlimited number of players needs to be examined.

"We need to stabilize a situation that goes the wrong way," Van der Sar said.

"We are a club that gives young players a chance, but some prefer to go to larger clubs where they get a big deal. However, they are loaned to a smaller team and hardly play in the first half of their careers.

"They get young players early, but they often loan them for a number of years and do not give them a chance in the first team.

"Somehow we need to find a good solution with FIFA and UEFA."

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