The Ajax midfielder has been a target for Andre Villas-Boas since the start of the transfer window.
With Gareth Bale set to join Real Madrid after not turning up to training and not intending to return to the Enfield Training Centre, Christian Eriksen could be a perfect replacement.
The chairman of Spurs, Daniel Levy was in Amsterdam on Wednesday to discuss a possible deal for the Denmark international, who has just a year left on his contract.
Talks have progressed well so far and Eriksen could find himself at White Hart Lane before the end of the transfer window.
Spurs have put in an offer in the region of £8 million, however Ajax are demanding a fee of £12 million which seems like a good price for the 21-year-old.
"Yes, Levy was here and Eriksen has been given permission to speak to Tottenham," Ajax director of football Marc Overmars told De Telegraaf.
"There is no agreement yet until it's signed," Overmars added.
Christian joined Ajax from Danish Club Odense Boldklub in 2008 as a 16-year-old, since then he has gone on to establish himself as one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe.
Old teammate Jan Vertonghen thinks Spurs will be signing a top talent if a deal goes through.
"He is a good guy, I played with him for four years and he is a good player" said Vertonghen.
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