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Jan Vertonghen drawing interest from Ajax and Napoli

European heavyweights Ajax Amsterdam and Napoli are set to battle it out for Jan Vertonghen in the January transfer window. (h/t Telegraph)

Vertonghen is in the final 6 months of his contract and is now free to talk to other clubs regarding a transfer in the summer.

Tottenham are likely to sanction a deal in January than risk losing the player for a free in the summer.

Jan Vertonghen

Serie A giants Napoli failed in their attempts to get the Belgian last summer. They look set to revive their interest under new manager Gennaro Gattuso.

With Ajax also in the market for a defender following Daley Blind’s heart condition, a return to Amsterdam could also be on the cards for Vertonghen. (h/t Daily Mail)

Ajax are likely to want to sign the 32-year-old this January rather than wait untilt he summer,which should suit Tottenham fine.

Having signed for Tottenham from Ajax in 2012, Vertonghen has made 301 appearances for Spurs and has been a mainstay in defense for the last decade.

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Vertonghen has made 17 appearances for Tottenham this season,mainly featuring at left-back under Jose Mourinho. (h/t Whoscored)

The Belgian also made the UEFA Champions League squad of the season as Spurs ended up finishing second.

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