Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has confirmed permission has been given for Spurs to talk to Denmark international Christian Erikson.

The former Arsenal player revealed that Daniel Levy has traveled to Amsterdam in order to spark a deal, however an agreement is yet to be reached. 

"Yes, Levy was here today to discuss the transfer but there is no agreement yet until everything is signed," he told Dutch television.

"Eriksen is going to talk with Tottenham now. Obviously, if it happens, we won’t be happy at all to lose him."

With only a year left on his current Ajax contract, reports suggested that Eriksen would be sold for a substantially lower fee than his actual value. The 21-year-old has been linked with many clubs including Liverpool and AC Milan, however it looks as if Tottenham have gained the advantage.

Eriksen also highlighted his admiration for the north London club through Danish newspaper BT: "I know from Jan Vertonghen that it is a good club which is interesting."

It has been reported that Spurs have currently offered £7million for the player, but the Dutch outfit's valuation is £12 million.

With a deal already agreed for Erik Lamela for a reported fee of £30million, Spurs are building a side that can challenge at the top of the Premier League. Sith the addition of Lamela and Christian Eriksen, they have added great depth to their squad which was evidently lacking last season. 

With Spurs now breaking their transfer record for a third time in one window it suggests that the club are making a statement of intent.

The likes of Paulinho, Roberto Soldado, Etienne Capoue and Nacer Chadli really shows how seamlessly Tottenham have operated in the transfer window.

It therefore comes as no surprise that Gareth Bale will in fact leave White Hart Lane with Tottenham head coach Andre Villas Boas claiming a deal is very, very close to be being completed. 

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