Spurs bid for Ajax’s Christian Eriksen.
Tottenham have lodged an €8m (£6.9m) bid for Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen but the Dutch club are holding out for €15m (£12.9m), according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
The news was corroborated (or copied) by Guardian journalist David Hytner:
Spurs have bid €8m for Christian Eriksen. Ajax want €15m
— David Hytner (@DaveHytner) August 28, 2013
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and director of football Franco Baldini will lead negotiations with former Arsenal star Marc Overmars, now technical director at Ajax.
De Telegraaf believes the two clubs are likely to reach an agreement at around €10m (£8.6m) for Eriksen, who has just one year remaining on his contract.
Spurs have enjoyed happy hunting in the Eredivisie in recent seasons, signing Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen for around £10m last summer and FC Twente’s Nacer Chadli for just £8m in July.