Ajax head coach Martin Jol has confirmed that his club's star Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez rejected the chance to join Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.
The 23-year-old South American has been in sparkling form for the Dutch giants this season and has attracted interest from a number of top clubs across Europe.
Jol told Sky Sports News:"They took an interest in our winter break and I said then Luis Suarez wanted to stay at Ajax, because he promised me that he would stay for at least another year.
"Nothing to do with Tottenham or another club, he wanted to stay.
"They have Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane, all these players. If they are good enough to be playing for Tottenham, Luis Suarez could be playing for Tottenham because he's a good player.
"They are all good players and Tottenham is a great club.
"The case was that he didn't want to go to another club, he didn't want to go to Tottenham and that was finished, the book was closed. You never know what will happen in the future."