CHAMPIONS LEAGUE semi-finalists Ajax are reportedly lining up a move for Martin Odegaard.
The Real Madrid flop, 20, is nearing the end of a season-long loan with Dutch rivals Vitesse Arnhem.
Odegaard has scored eight goals in 30 games after joining Chelsea’s affiliated side last summer.
The youngster looks to have no future under Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu.
He was linked with a move to the Championship last August, with Aston Villa and Derby keen.
But Odegaard now looks set for long-term suitors Ajax, who are top of the Eredivisie and in a European semi against Spurs.
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The Dutch giants are set to lose a number of star players at the end of the season.
And De Telegraaf claims Odegaard has been identified as a top target, with his asking price set to fall to £17million.
Odegaard has shown he is well suited to life in the Netherlands, having also spent 18 months on lon at Heerenveen.
And Ajax will be hoping the time is right for the Norwegian to finally show why Real handed him a long-term, £80,000-a-week contract when he was just 16 years old.
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Odegaard struggled to adapt to Spanish football, having been pursued by almost all of Europe’s elite clubs in 2015.
He ended up making just one senior appearance for Real before his loan spells began in 2017.
But Ajax could be the perfect move for Odegaard, with their faith in youth and ability to mix it with the big boys a potent mix.