Mauricio Pochettino’s response when asked about Davinson Sanchez speculation

Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez is reportedly wanted by Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to confirm or deny whether the club are interested in signing Davinson Sanchez from Ajax in the summer transfer window, as quoted by Football.London.

According to The Guardian, Tottenham are closing in on the signing of Sanchez from Dutch giants Ajax for a transfer fee that could rise to £42 million.

Spurs will pay Ajax an initial transfer fee of £28m in order to secure the services of the central defender, with up to £14m in performance-related bonuses, according to the report.

A deal between the two clubs has been agreed in principle over the transfer of the 21-year-old Colombia international centre-back, claims The Guardian.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham manager Pochettino, though, has refused to confirm the speculation, sticking to his stance of not commenting on situation surrounding other clubs’ players.

“I think like always I never speak about rumours,” Pochettino told Football.London when asked if Sanchez is going to be Tottenham’s first signing.

“Not only our fans, we expect to sign some players before the end of the transfer window. I think that is our aim and to try to improve our squad and try to bring new faces and energy into the team, because it will be a long season and we need to add some new faces into the squad.”

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...

Tottenham kicked off their 2017-18 Premier League campaign with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United away from home at St. James’ Park last weekend.

Spurs will take on London rivals Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium in their next league game this weekend.

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