Dolberg poised for Ajax exit

Southampton have been watching Kasper Dolberg over recent weeks and reports claim they are lining up a move for the Ajax star.

Striker Kasper Dolberg looks set to depart Ajax in this transfer window with French side Nice reportedly frontrunners for his signature.

The 21-year-old Denmark international, who has scored 44 goals in 117 appearances for the Eredivisie champions since arriving from Silkeborg in 2015.

However, Dolberg has been linked with a move this summer after slipping behind Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Dusan Tadic in coach Erik ten Hag’s plans this season.

He was initially linked with a switch to German Bundesliga side Hoffenheim which resulted in him being left out of the squad for Thursday’s 3-2 Champions League third qualifying round second-leg win against PAOK.

That move failed to materialise, but after Dolberg was again absent as Ajax thrashed VVV Venlo 4-1 in the Eredivisie on Saturday, news emerged that he is now set to join Ligue 1 side Nice.