It is understood that the Dutch heavyweights are the favourites to land the sought-after teenager before he becomes a free agent in the summer.

But Premier League trio Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are reportedly keeping tabs on the forward and are likely to pounce when the transfer window reopens should Ajax fail to bring him in.

Muric rejected the chance to sign a new deal in Croatia, but will remain a Dinamo player for the remainder of the 2013/14 campaign.