Tottenham Hotspur have opened negotiations with Ajax for playmaker Christian Eriksen who could finally be set for a move away from the Dutch club.

Eriksen is entering the final 12 months of his contract with the Dutch champions and has made his intentions to leave clear should the right offer be presented.

The 21 year old has been on the radar of a number of English sides, including Liverpool and Arsenal, but De Telegraaf is reporting that Spurs are now in formal negotiations with Ajax over a price for the Denmark international.

Daniel Levy and Franco Baldini are both reportedly involved in the talks, as Tottenham look to get the best price for the player. They believe that Eriksen is worth around €10m, and have so far put in a bid for nearly €8m to get the ball rolling.

But Ajax are of the belief that he is closer to €15m despite going into the final 10 months of his contract and will push hard to get as much money as possible for their former youth player before deadline day.

Eriksen admitted last week that he is being particularly picky over his next destination, with a number of clubs across Europe showing interest in the midfielder in recent transfer windows.

He also admitted that he would be interested in a move to Tottenham, saying: "Tottenham are a great club. I know from Vertonghen that it is a good club, which is interesting."

And now local reports are claiming that Spurs are hoping to build on their attacking line-up with the acquisition of Eriksen, as the future of star winger Gareth Bale continues to remain uncertain.

The north London club would certainly need to beef up their options if they are to lose the Wales international and Eriksen is one of the few players full of potential still available in the lead-up to deadline day.