Will Crystal Palace revive interest in £35m Tottenham Hotspur target Davinson Sanchez?

Davinson Sanchez of Colombia looks on during a friendly match between Spain and Colombia at La Nueva Condomina stadium on June 7, 2017 in Murcia, Spain.

Tottenham are keen on Davinson Sanchez, but Crystal Palace have an ace in the pack.

Crystal Palace moved to sign Timothy Fosu-Mensah on loan from Manchester United yesterday, strengthening their defence.

Earlier this summer they were linked with a big money move for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez, with The Sun reporting they were considering a £22 million offer.

The Colombian international is one of the most highly regarded young centre-backs in Europe, and Tottenham Hotspur are now showing interest.

Ajax's defender Davinson Sanchez (R) is watched by teammate Kasper Dolberg as he scores during the Champions League second leg football match between OGC Nice and Ajax in the ArenaA in...

The Sun report Spurs are in talks with Ajax over the defender, although they have yet to meet the Dutch club's £35 million valuation.

News of Tottenham's interest could revive Palace's own interest, and they hold the ace in the pack with manager Frank de Boer.

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer reacts during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between West Brom and Crystal Palace at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22, 2017 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

De Boer has worked with Sanchez previously at Ajax and remains regarded as a legend at the club going back to his playing days.

£35 million would mean a record fee for both teams, but Palace are well backed, stumping up £30 million to sign Christian Benteke last summer.

Ajax should rightly be reluctant to sell the defender, but even if they can be convinced, Palace's interest and the De Boer connection suggests Tottenham may not have it all their own way.

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