The Italian website TMW claims Odegaard, 16, will join the Scottish champions for a season having previously worked under the Glasgow club's manager Ronny Delia at Norwegian club Stromgodset.
Odegaard apparently rejected the chance to join Celtic on a permanent basis in January as he became the highest paid teenager in the world by joining Real Madrid in a deal worth around £80,000 per week.
Odegaard's father called Deila after he chose Madrid, but it appears the player will now get the chance to work again with his former coach in Glasgow.
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He is very special," said Deila as he tried to sign the player at the start of the year. "Every time he gets a level, he takes it. His attitude is great and he always wants to progress, to learn. I know what’s happening. He’s in the town where my kids live and I know a lot of people there. I have control of the situation and we’ll see what we do. If there are possibilities, of course, we will try it. But it’s a very hard competition.
New Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has apparently agreed for Odegaard to spend a season on loan at Celtic where he has the prospect of appearing in the Champions League.
Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard (L) embraces his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo
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Getafe, Real Betis and Valencia were all linked with Odegaard, but Celtic have apparently won the race for his signature.
If I could work with Ronny again that would be great," said Odegaard last year. "Maybe it’s possible. This is football, everything is possible. Obviously I’ve seen Celtic in the Champions League a lot and I was really impressed. They’re a great club with great fans.
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