Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen is close to joining Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £9million, the Daily Mail understands.
The Belgian defender is scheduled to meet with Ajax to negotiate his dispute with the Dutch Eredivisie giants.
Vertonghen believes that he is entitled to a share of the reported £9million transfer fee. However, Ajax do not agree with these terms, hence the rift.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane all summer long, and has already expressed his desire to join Spurs.
“Of course I want Ajax to become financially better, but the amount Tottenham are willing to pay, maybe with a little bit extra, is very reasonable,” said the Belgium international.
“Tottenham is a fantastic traditional club who play football in a way I like.
“Ajax was the perfect club for me, but Spurs will be very close in nearing that already. They buy young, eager and offensive-minded players.”
Despite Harry Redknapp’s shocking departure from Tottenham, Vertonghen is still keen on taking his talents to north London.
New Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas, formerly of FC Porto and Chelsea, has already signed TSG 1899 Hoffenheim attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who spent last season on loan at Swansea City.
Spurs beat out Premier League giants Liverpool to ink Sigurdsson in a deal reported to be valued at £8 million, and it looks as if they will beat out bitter north London rivals Arsenal for the services of Vertonghen.
Spurs keen on Manchester United full-back Ezekiel Fryers
According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are determined to sign 19-year-old Manchester United defender Zeki Fryers after the starlet quit Old Trafford earlier this month.
Fryers started two English Carling Cup matches for United last season, while also earning two English Premier League appearances.
In addition, the teenager came on for a brief cameo appearance against Romanian club F.C. Otelul Galati in the UEFA Champions League on 2 November 2011. United won the match 2-0.
The Red Devils are reportedly seeking £4 million for their highly-rated left-back, but Spurs are only willing to pay half that amount.
Fryers’ departure is becoming all too familiar for Sir Alex Ferguson, who has now seen three of his starlets quit the club, with Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison having paved the road for the aforementioned Fryers.
Pogba has since joined Serie A giants Juventus, while notorious bad boy Ravel Morrison was allowed to join West Ham United last season.