Rumour Mill: Teams Enter Race For Sanchez?

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According to The Daily Express, both Chelsea and Real Madrid have entered the race to sign Tottenham transfer target Davinson Sanchez, who yesterday declared he wanted to join the North-London outfit.

Over the past few days, Tottenham’s transfer activity seemingly erupted into life, if rumours are to be believed that Spurs have launched bids for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez as well Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop.

After reports linking Spurs with Ajax’s Colombian centre-back had mounted, Sanchez himself had apparently told his club that he wanted to join Spurs, despite the Eredivisie side’s best attempts to convince him to stay.

Now however, another new twist has developed, with The Daily Express reporting that both Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League rivals Chelsea have very recently entered the race to sign the 21 year old this Summer.

Additional reports from Dutch outlet De Telegraaf have suggested that Chelsea and Real Madrid will launch bids imminently, however Tottenham are still favourites to land the Colombian international, given the fact that the youngster has previously turned down interest from bigger clubs in the past.

Last year, Sanchez reportedly rejected a move to Barcelona in favour of a move to Ajax instead, in order to guarantee himself more game-time.

Back in April, the centre-back defended that decision while commented that joining Ajax has best served his career, amidst growing interest from a number of prestigious European clubs.

“People in South America know Ajax as a nice gateway to a good career in Europe,” he told Dutch outlet Voetbal International.

“But I only just got here and I want to achieve something before making the next step.”

“I am not thinking about it for now. Ajax are my main priority at this stage.”

Both Ajax and Sanchez enjoyed an impressive 2016-17 season, finishing as runners-up in both the Eredivisie and the Europa League.

The Daily Express additionally reports that Sanchez has already agreed personal terms with Tottenham, yet no fee between the two clubs has yet been agreed.

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