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Tottenham star gets UCL escape route with tempting offer lodged; bidding war could double sale price

Ben Davies, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris

A Tottenham star the club are open to selling this summer has been the subject of a tempting bid, though the presence of multiple other suitors could see the price tag soar, per reports.

Spurs conceded a whopping 63 league goals last season to finish the campaign with the sixth worst defence. The teams to concede more finished 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th and 20th.

Clearly, major change is required within their own half and that will come both tactically and from a personnel standpoint.

Guglielmo Vicario has arrived from Empoli to replace Hugo Lloris. Elsewhere, talks with Dutch centre-back, Micky van de Ven, are “advancing” and close to resulting in an agreement, according to Fabrizio Romano.

With a new centre0back on the way and Ange Postecoglou to field a back four and not a back five, exits are now expected.

One player Spurs are open to shifting is Davinson Sanchez. Much was expected of the Colombia international, 27, when arriving from Ajax back in 2017.

Sanchez has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the club, though his tendency to overcommit and make errors has ensured he’s not been a regular starter for several seasons.

According to both Fabrizio Romano and the Daily Mail, Spurs have now received an offer for Sanchez from Galatasaray.

The Turkish giant have Champions League football on offer next season after storming to the Super Lig title last season. Per Romano, they’ve verbally bid roughly €9m for Sanchez.

The Daily Mail zeroed in on the true figure, claiming the offer is worth £6.4m and could rise to £7.7m. But per the newspaper, Tottenham are hoping to receive double Galatasaray’s up-front offer (£12.8m).

Whether they’ll get it from the Turkish side remains to be seen. However, per Romano, there are plenty of other clubs interested in signing the centre-half and as such, a bidding war could see the golden number hit.

Romano didn’t name names, though declared two or three sides other than Galatasaray are “keen on signing” Sanchez.

If interest from elsewhere doesn’t result in concrete bids, Tottenham are safe in the knowledge Galatasaray are prepared to put their money where their mouth is.

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