Spurs have been given permission by Ajax to talk to their Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen.
vertonTottenham manager Andres Villas-Boas has been thinking about signing the highly rated midfielder throughout the summer, and has decided to make a move with Liverpool also weighing up their options.
The Chairman of Tottenham Daniel Levy was in Amsterdam yesterday trying to secure a deal for the 21-year-old who only has one year remaining on his current contract with the Dutch club.
“Yes, Levy was here and Eriksen has been given permission to speak to Tottenham,” Ajax director of football Marc Overmars told respected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
Reports suggest that Tottenham have put an offer of £8 million on the table, but that Ajax is looking for something closer to the £12 million mark.
“There is no agreement yet until it’s signed,” Overmars added.
“Obviously, if it happens, we won’t be happy at all to lose him but he only has a year left on his contract.”
Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen, who was Eriksen’s teammate at Ajax, thinks Spurs will be signing a great player if they can agree a deal.
“He is a good guy,” said Vertonghen, who moved from Ajax to Tottenham last summer. “I played with him for four years and he is a good player.”