This summer gives Tottenham their clearest shot to sign Nathan Ake.
The report noted that their move was dependent on Chelsea, who have an option to re-sign the Dutchman.
Chelsea are currently facing a transfer ban for the upcoming window. BBC Sport report their latest appeal was rejected.
This gives Tottenham a clear path to Ake if they decide to step up their interest. It may be their one and only opportunity.
Ake - valued at £40m by The Sun - proved his quality against Spurs earlier this month, scoring a winner for Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Tottenham's need for a centre-back will be determined by their ability to keep hold of star defender Toby Alderweireld this summer.
If they do end up looking for a replacement, Ake would be a tremendous addition, and this summer presents their best chance to get him.
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