Italian club Inter Milan have reportedly made an initial move to try sign Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.
According to the Evening Standard, the Serie A outfit have made contact with the 32-year-old’s representatives about a possible move to the San Siro.
It is understood that Inter are eyeing a free transfer, should the centre-back fail to agree a new deal in North London.
The Belgium international is on a £100,000-a-week contract (Spotrac) with Spurs, but it’s due to expire in the summer and he is currently free to talk to teams abroad.
Antonio Conte’s Inter have already raided a number of ex-Premier League stars, including the likes of Ashley Young, Romelu Lukaku, Victor Moses, Alexis Sanchez and Christian Eriksen in January too.
The Italian side are competing in this season’s Europa League competition, as well as being in their domestic title race.
It would be a real surprise to see Spurs extend Vertonghen’s contract beyond this season and this summer looks like a good time for him to exit for all parties.
He’s been a colossus defender during his long stay at Spurs and racked up 309 appearances.
But it does look like he’s now past his peak and Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has slipped him down the pecking order in recent weeks.
Vertonghen will go down as another Spurs player that should have won silverware during his time with the club, so fans will hope he can go out with a bang in either the Champions League or FA Cup.