Everton have joined Ajax in the race for Tottenham Hotspur’s Steven Bergwijn, according to repeat claims from both the Dutch and English media this week.

A week ago, we carried a report from De Telegraaf, who stated Ajax have broadly agreed a deal with the forward and have also improved their offer to Spurs.

On June 28th, the same outlet explained the Toffees can offer a much better salary to the 24-year-old, to tempt him to join Frank Lampard’s side over the Eredivisie winners.

Ajax tried signing the Tottenham player in the January window, but a deal didn’t take shape for several reasons. Erik ten Hag was then in charge at the Johan Cruijff ArenA and has now been replaced by Alfred Schreuder.

The Netherlands international still continues to be a target for the Amsterdam club and their new manager.

Schreuder gave an interview to Ziggo Sport, relayed by Voetbal Primeur, and was quizzed about Bergwijn’s chances of joining Ajax this summer.

“That has not yet been finalised. [I am] waiting calmly. I focus on the players I do have. Those I don’t have, I can’t do anything about that now,” Schreuder said.