Transfer gossip: Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona and Manchester City eyeing January transfer for Ajax superstar Frenkie De Jong

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The 21-year-old is considered to be one of the best rising talents in the world of football after his performances in the Eredivisie

Frankie De Jong could be set for a January move from Ajax, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur circling.

The 21-year-old is one of the hottest properties in world football after a series of sterling performances in the Eredivisie.

De Jong is a full Netherlands international, despite his tender years

De Jong is a full Netherlands international, despite his tender years

According to the Daily Star, City are considering smashing their current transfer record to get De Jong. However, they are one of a number of clubs who have been keeping close tabs on his situation.

It was initially thought Ajax would not consider selling until the end of the season.

But now Voetbal International has claimed De Jong has not yet ruled out a January departure.

It appears that much will depend on how far Ajax go in the Champions League.

The Dutch club are currently top of Group E, level on points with Bayern Munich, with three games left to play and look on course to progress to the next stage.

However, should they fail to make it into the knock-out stages it has been suggested that De Jong may consider his options.