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According to reports from the Daily Mail, Arsenal are set to rival Tottenham for Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez this summer transfer window.

The Colombian international is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe after enjoying an excellent debut season with Ajax following his move last summer.

The 21-year-old has attracted interest from a whole host of top European clubs but reports late last week suggested that the defender was heading to Tottenham.

The Sun claimed that Sanchez had agreed personal terms with Spurs after our north London rivals had supposedly struck a £35m agreement with Ajax for his signature.

Sanchez was then left out of the Ajax squad for their game with Heracles on Saturday night with boss Marcel Keizer confirming the centre-back wasn’t focussed enough to feature due to the speculation surrounding his future.

But in a statement to Sky Sports, an Ajax spokesman said: “Last year Sanchez signed a five-year contract and we don’t want to let him go.

“That’s what [sporting director] Marc Overmars has told the player and his agents. He is a great player who is very important for us. Next to that, we never comment on rumours regarding transfers.”

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