Ajax manager Frank de Boer is considering making a summer swoop for AZ Alkmaar defender Simon Poulsen.
The Danish left-back is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to England.
But De Boer is looking to increase his options at full-back as he looks to avoid putting too much expectation on highly-rated 20-year-old Nicolai Boilesen.
"Daley Blind is now doing very well on the left and Dico Koppers has also played there but Nicolai Boilesen is probably not in contention to play 34 matches next season," he told www.eredivisie.nl.
"It seems logical that we think of Poulsen."