Babel has been linked with Arsenal and Newcastle in recent weeks.
The youngster has been offered a new contract at Ajax which he intent to sign.
He said: “I intend to sign up. However, we take time in order to not have the feeling afterwards that we have hurried everything.
“I was on a five-day holiday in London.
“I missed the New Year party at Ajax as a result. I forgot about it.
“But I was on a visit to see Robin van Persie. That was my excuse to the club.”