Tottenham close in on £35 million move for Davinson Sanchez

Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Ross Barkley and Davinson Sanchez

Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Ross Barkley and Davinson Sanchez

The Eredivisie heavyweights have also offered Sanchez a new contract in an attempt to persuade him to stay.

Mauricio Pochettino is yet to strengthen his squad this summer but he's made it clear new recruits will be arriving before the end of the month and it looks as though the Spurs boss is closing-in on his first signing.

Sky Sports report that Spurs have seen a club-record offer of £36.6 million rebuffed for Sanchez, who joined Ajax from Colombian side Atletico Nacional for around 10 per cent of that huge fee just 12 months ago. The player went on to enjoy three stellar campaigns with the Colombian club before he was signed by Ajax only last summer.

Davinson Sanchez had an average pass accuracy of 89% in the Eredivisie last season.

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This summer Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea have all been linked with the 21-year-old but he is set to remain in Amsterdam for at least another season to the delight of everyone involved at the club. In 43 appearances he scored six goals and was awarded the player of the season award by the club. He is an indispensable part of the club and that is proven by the fact that he appeared in all but two games last season. Move to Spurs imminent?

Sanchez can also play at right-back, where Spurs are short of cover after Kyle Walker's departure, and Pochettino has previously said he wants to sign versatile players who can immediately challenge for a first-team place.

As Sport Witness explained at the time, Ajax's "not for sale" didn't really seem like the final answer, and it nearly felt the Dutch club were fishing for better offers, whether they be from Tottenham or elsewhere.

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