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Report: Tottenham face losing Jan Vertonghen as Inter Milan continue their pursuit

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Report: Tottenham face losing Jan Vertonghen as Inter Milan continue their pursuit

Tottenham look like they are facing an increasingly difficult battle to keep hold of Jan Vertonghen, with Inter Milan still dead keen on landing the defender.

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Jan Vertonghen could be on his way out of Tottenham, with Inter Milan keen on the defender. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Vertonghen has yet to agree on new terms with Spurs over a new deal. The 33-year-old has been with the north London outfit since 2012, wracking up over 200 appearances in that time.

However, his future remains unresolved and Inter are still keen on landing the Belgian, according to SempreInter.

Interest from the Milan giants is nothing new when it comes to Vertonghen. They were heavily linked with a move for the Spurs man in January, with Antonio Conte keen on adding the experienced international to his ranks.

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Vertonghen has made over 200 appearances for Tottenham but could finally leave this summer. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

But latest reports claim that Inter are growing confident that can secure a deal for Vertonghen. CEO Beppe Marotta is an apparent expert in signing top players for free.

Indeed, the report claims Inter will target Dries Mertens and Thomas Meunier, too. All three players are well-established Belgium internationals.


Writing appears to be on the wall with Vertonghen – TBR View

It seems to be that if Vertonghen was going to stay in London, then a deal would have already been thrashed out.

This has been going on too long now for it to be any different. Jose Mourinho clearly feels the club can cope without the experienced defender.

Spurs face a tricky task in replacing their man, though. Vertonghen has long been one of the more consistent defenders in the Premier League.

Signing a player with sufficient quality, experience, and ability is going to be a tough ask for Daniel Levy and co.

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