By Wayne Veysey

15th Aug, 2017 | 7:37pm

Times: Tottenham increasingly confident of signing top-flight ace, fee to be £40m

By Harry Sykes

Tottenham are increasingly confident of signing Davinson Sanchez but the transfer fee for the Ajax centre back could reach up to £40 million, according to a report.

The Times claim the proposed deal is thought to be an initial £27 million fee with the rest made up of bonus-related add-ons.

Sky Sports Italy correspondent Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his personal website that the London giants could seal a deal for the Colombia international within the next 24 hours.

Di Marzio reports that Tottenham officials are in “constant contact” with their counterparts at Ajax and are on the verge of striking an agreement.

It is said that the deal could be done imminently, allowing Sanchez, 21, to fly to London and become Spurs’ first signing of the summer.

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He is set to become Spurs’ club-record signing and join for a fee in excess of the £30million spent on Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela.

Sanchez was omitted from the Ajax squad that faced Heracles on Saturday night after telling coaching staff he was not in the right frame of mind to play.

The south American defender has been targeted after making a huge impact at Ajax following his £3.8million transfer last summer.

Chairman Daniel Levy has come under fire from fans and Danny Rose for failing to make any signings so far this summer, but Tottenham remain confident they will land at least three new players before the transfer window shuts.

 

In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are to finalise a £45million-valued signing today after terms agreed.

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