Ajax head coach Peter Bosz has revealed defender Riechedly Bazoer is in the “final phase” of securing a move away from the club in January.
The 20-year-old has been strongly linked with Arsenal but Barcelona and Wolfsburg are also rumoured destinations, while a move to Serie A has also being touted.
Bosz would not confirm where the Dutchman would be ultimately heading, yet he does appear resigned to losing him in the very near future.
Bosz told the club website: “Riechedly and I had a good conversation on Saturday afternoon.
“He reported that his transfer is in the final phase – and I also understand this from Marc [Overmars, director of football].
“He has a view to a new club, which is why we gave him freedom from training to work with players who are focused on our next opponent.
“We shook hands and parted in a good way.”