LITMANEN BACK IN AMSTERDAM
Ajax have completed the signing of Jari Litmanen from Liverpool.
The Finland international has put pen to paper on his Amsterdam return after a day of talks with the Dutch champions.
The 31-year-old iis believed to have agreed an intial one-year deal with his former club.
Litmanen, who has failed to break his way into Gerard Houllier's plans this season, was allowed to leave Anfield on a free transfer after two-and-a-half years on Merseyside.
The Amsterdam club's Leo Beenhakker last night revealed the 31-year-old was on the brink of a move back to the team he left for Barcelona in 1999.
And the deal has been sealed today, with a statement on Liverpool's website revealing: "All the staff at Liverpoolfc.tv wish Jari the best of luck on his return to Ajax - maybe we will see him back at Anfield in this season's Champions League."
Litmanen played 43 times for the Reds, scoring nine goals.