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Ajax rule out Odegaard but Bundesliga remains possible

After a conversation with Marc Overmars, the sporting director of Ajax, the club have ruled out the possibility of a deal but Bundesliga team are monitoring the situation.

Odegaard con Noruega
ALBERTO IRANZO DIARIO AS

In the last number of months, several teams have shown an interested in signing Martin Odegaard. The 20-year-old was linked with a move to Ajax most recently but the club have ruled out the possibility of a deal. 

The player had a long chat with Overmars and after the conversation, the sporting director decided against pursuing the club's interest in the attacker. He had been mentioned as a replacement for Hakim Ziyech, who is linked with a move away from last year's Champions League semi-finalists.

Odegaard could be Bundesliga-bound

That doesn't end it, however, as Bayer Leverkusen remain interested. The possibility of a loan deal remains on the table or the option to buy with a buy-back clause included in the deal. Real Madrid would be willing to let him go to Leverkusen where Dani Carvajal had a good experience. They also qualified for the Champions League for the coming year.

The deal will have to be done soon with Odegaard himself pushing for a conclusion in the last few weeks. There is word that the player and his father landed in Düsseldorf on Thursday morning to finalise a deal.