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Tottenham are set to confirm their first summer signing

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Tottenham have certainly left it late to conduct their transfer business as they close in on their first summer signing.

Mauricio Pochettino undoubtedly has one of the best starting XI's in the country, and it's been very difficult to improve upon it.

Spurs' budget is fairly limited compared to some of their Premier League rivals. That applies to both transfer fees and wages, with only Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane breaching the £100,000 a week mark.

However, the last fortnight of the window is Daniel Levy territory and it seems he is finally ready to sanction a move for Davinson Sanchez, per the Telegraph.

It's reported the Lilywhites are confident of wrapping up a deal for the Ajax defender very soon, even if in classic Levy fashion, there is a dispute over how his fee will be paid.

Spurs want to pay £28million, with a further £14m in add-ons. Last season's Eredivisie runners-up would like those payments brought forward, but that complication isn't likely to stand in the way of the centre-back's move to north London.

Regardless, they are accustomed to dealing with Levy and will be aware that the chairman nearly always gets his way.

Spurs are finally ready to act 

Pochettino has enjoyed enormous success with former Ajax players - namely Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, and Christian Eriksen - and he will no doubt have been impressed with the club's latest export, the Colombian having impressed in their run to the Europa League final last term.

This will presumably not be the end of Spurs' awakening in the market, as Pochettino hinted in a recent press conference. 

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"We are working, trying to add some players to the squad," he said. 

"Our idea was, the same as before, to try to provide the team with more strength and try to sign a few players before the end of the transfer window."

An attacking midfielder remains a priority, even if Ross Barkley is no longer a realistic target because of his injury. A right-back replacement for Kyle Walker is also on their wishlist, though that is less urgent given that Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters have taken the opportunities handed to them with both hands.

Should Sanchez arrive in the coming days, it's likely to prompt West Brom to make their move for Austria international Kevin Wimmer in what's expected to be a £15m deal.

Who else should Spurs sign this summer? Have your say in the comments. 

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