Ajax bos Frank de Boer believes that captain Jan Vertonghen will still complete his move to Tottenham, despite recent reports suggesting that the deal had stalled.
There was a belief that Tottenham had hit a stumbling block after learning that Vertonghen was entitled to take 15 percent of any transfer fee that was agreed between the two clubs.
However, it seems as though the deal could still be alive with De Boer suggesting that he fully expects the Belgium international to leave the Dutch club in the coming weeks.
"We're very close but if the deal isn't done, Jan must start his training next week with us," de Boer told The Sun. "Eventually, I expect the deal will be done. I expect everything will be alright."
The deal has also become more complicated after Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy made the decision to part company with manager Harry Redknapp.
Despite having no current manager in place, it seems Levy is still keen to push through the deal to sign a player who has repeatedly told the press that he wants to move to White Hart Lane.