Journalist reveals how Vertonghen could be permitted chance to sign new Spurs contract

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur defender, Jan Vertonghen, is out of contract at the end of this Premier League season, meaning that he could leave North London on a free.

It was reported that Tottenham attempted to sell the Belgian back in the January transfer window, with the likes of Ajax and Inter Milan interested in such a deal (Football Insider).

However, Daniel Levy and co wanted to receive £12m for the 32-year-old, a fee that neither clubs were willing to meet with just six months left on his contract.

The spread of the coronavirus across the UK and Europe has now brought football to a standstill, with the Premier League suspended until at least April 4.

It is unclear exactly when the competition will pick up again, if at all, which raises questions about those players who are set to leave on frees in the summer.

It has been claimed by David Ornstein in The Athletic that the FA and FIFA will likely grant permission for short-term contracts that will see players sign week-by-week deals to see out the current season.

Jan Vertonghen is named as one of the 69 Premier League players set to be out of contract at the end of this campaign.

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