Tottenham Hotspur failed to sign a single player in this summer transfer window, making them the first ever Premier League side to do so.
However, the Daily Star reported that Spurs attempted to sign young Frenkie de Jong from Ajax in the summer for £25m but the bid was turned down.
It has since been reported that Ajax want a fee of around £70m if they are to even think about letting him go.
The 21-year-old midfielder is one of the most highly rated young stars in the market right now.
Other European clubs are sure to put a bid in for the youngster come January or next summer.
Spurs may be hoping that their Ajax links will help them get a deal across the line.
Davinson Sanchez is around the same age as De Jong, and played at Ajax at the same time.
Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen were also bought from Ajax, with Toby Alderweireld having played there earlier in his career.
Ex-Spurs player Danny Murphy believes De Jong could be a great signing.
He told Bwin: “I think Frenkie De Jong would be a good signing for Tottenham and he would definitely bring a new dimension to the squad.
“I think good recruitment creates a manager’s success and bad recruitment gets the manager a sack. Pochettino’s recruitment has been fantastic and I would trust him to improve the side.
“De Jong might be similar to Lucas Moura in the sense it could take him a while to become familiar with the Premier League, but now he’s a near guaranteed starter making a big difference in the big games.”
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