ESPN‘s James Olley has revealed that Ajax are exploring the possibility of snapping up Steven Bergwijn in January.

Bergwijn has not started a single match since Antonio Conte took over at Tottenham at the start of last month.

The Italian has praised the winger’s versatility and insisted that the 24-year-old remains part of his plans.

However, that has not stopped the speculation over the former PSV Eindhoven man’s future, with previous reports claiming that Ajax could look to take him back to the Eredivisie next month.

ESPN have now suggested that the relationship between Conte and Bergwijn is not particularly positive with the situation described as ‘strained’.

The report adds that sources claim the Italian is ‘unconvinced’ that the Dutch international could be a part of his plans going forward.

Ajax are said to be exploring the possibility of signing the winger next month, with the Eredivisie giants thought to open to both a loan move or a permanent transfer.

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Bergwijn certainly has his work cut out to force himself into Conte’s starting eleven, with the Italian seeming to have settled on Kane, Son and Moura as his first choice frontline.

However, I see Bergwijn as being a good fit for Conte’s system and I believe it would be a mistake for the club to cash in on him in January as he has come nowhere close to realising his full potential at Spurs.

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