By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 12/08/17 10:43pm
Davinson Sánchez is of interest to Tottenham as we approach the end of the window
Tottenham target Davinson Sanchez was not part of Ajax’s squad for their first game of the season on Saturday because he was “not 100% focused”.
Sky Sports News understands Spurs are interested in signing the 21-year-old centre-back but reports that a deal is close to being agreed are premature.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claim Spurs have seen an offer of as much as £36.6m – a club record – rejected for the Colombian.
Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Diop is in talks over a move to Tottenham
And Ajax’s sporting director – the former Arsenal star Marc Overmars – has said: “Ajax have made Davinson a top offer for a new contract.”
De Telegraaf claim Ajax want to keep Sanchez for one more season because they believe he will develop and be worth more next summer, with Barcelona and Real Madrid also interested.
Mauricio Pochettino is yet to make a signing for Spurs this summer
Fox Sports Netherlands said Sanchez was not focused enough to feature in the game and was replaced by Mitchell Dijks for a rare defeat at home to Heracles in their opening Eredivisie game.
Sky Sports News understands Tottenham are in talks with Celta Vigo to sign their young midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop and are hoping to complete a deal by next week.
The 20-year-old Spain youth international is an athletic box-to-box midfielder scouted by the club for some time and Spurs are hoping to conclude a deal by next week.