Daniel Levy has eyed a potential January swoop for current Bournemouth and former Chelsea star Nathan Ake.

A transfer for the 23 year-old would not come cheap with rumours that a £40 million fee is the rumoured asking price, but Tottenham will have to go head to head with Manchester United for the former Feyenoord defenders signature.

The interest from the North London based side comes after long time servant Jan Vertonghen, who is set to be out of action until December. Not to mention the former Ajax defender will be 32 years-old in April, the oldest member of an otherwise youthful Spurs squad.

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Ake, who left Stamford Bridge for Bournemouth in 2017 for £20 million has been one of the stars on the South Coast helping Eddie Howe’s side finish the 2017/18 season in a respectable 12th.

A deal in January for Ake would make sense, with the Dutch defender able to learn the ropes under the Belgian Colossus Jan Vertonghen before his contract expires.

Yet Spurs have an option to extend that deal by another year extending the Belgian’s stay at White Hart Lane.

Speaking to TalkSport Vertonghen said “my contract is expiring at the end of the season,but tottenham have an option to extend it with one year

“I think they will take up that action. We’ll see what happens.”

Should Spurs get their man they are adding another young yet talented defender to their ever growing arsenal.

Ake would join fellow 22 year-old Davidson Sanchez and 20 year-old Juan Foyth in the heart of Pochettinho’s defence.