Ajax fear Luis Suarez will fast-track a move to the Barclays Premier League after manager Martin Jol quit the Amsterdam club, according to TalkSport.
Suarez became very close to the former Tottenham boss duringnhis time in Holland and Jol was the only reason he rejected advances from some top European clubs in the summer.
Manchester United looked to be likely destination for the Uruguayan World Cup ace but he put off a move until the summer to help Jol guide the club back into the Champions League.
However, there had been unconfirmed rumours that Ajax were interested in a swap deal with Arsenal involving Nicklas Bendtner moving in the opposite direction.
Ajax’s financial troubles have been well documented and Suarez now looks certain to leave – maybe sooner than first thought.
Arsenal could be back in for him in January but Arsene Wenger is likely to spend the £25 million asking price to make him a Gunner.
Manchester United could also be interested next month but, with Sir Alex Ferguson having claimed he will not be bringing anyone to Old Trafford in the next transfer window, that leaves the door open for Tottenham to swoop.
It would be a surprise if Spurs did bring him to White Hart Lane but Harry Redknapp wants to add some more firepower to his Tottenham attack.
And, with Suarez having scored 35 goals in 33 games last season he is definitely a proven goalscorer.