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”.
but reports that a deal is close to being agreed are premature.
Dutch newspaper claim Spurs have seen an offer of as much as £36.6m – a club record – rejected for the Colombian.
And Ajax’s sporting director – the former Arsenal star Marc Overmars – has said: “Ajax have made Davinson a top offer for a new contract.”
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.
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.
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.