Celtic have reportedly approached Real Madrid with a new loan offer for youngster Martin Odegaard to bring him to Glasgow to link up with Ronny Deila again.
Media reports from Spain have intimated that Celtic have made a new offer to land the Norwegian 16-year-old on a season long loan deal.
Real will be heading off on pre-season tours to Australia and China before Benitez makes a decision on Odegaard’s future for the coming season, when they return to Spain on August 1st.
Celtic manager Ronny Deila had tried to sign Odegaard before he made his €2.3 million move to Spain.
Deila, at the time, admitted: “I was speaking with him. I met them and talked with them but I knew all the way that it was going to be very hard. I didn’t put much into it.
“I just said that we were an option, that he would have a better chance of playing. He could have used us as a stepping stone to a bigger club.
“I knew it was going to be hard to get him to sign for Celtic with all the options he had. I have a good relationship with Martin and his father. They called me the day they chose Real Madrid. It’s not going to ruin his career. I understand the choice.”
Odegaard has also been linked with loan moves to Getafe and Southampton in recent weeks.