Report: PSG among the clubs competing for Spurs star’s signature

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With Jan Vertonghen’s Tottenham contract running out at the end of this month, there are still question marks over whether the defender will sign a temporary extension until the end of the season (Sky Sports).

Irrespective of whether he finishes the current campaign or leaves at the end of June, reports indicate that the centre half is unlikely to still be at North London next season (Football Insider).

Spurs have reportedly called off talks to extend Belgium’s international’s stay beyond the summer (The Express).  The former Ajax stopper and he has been linked with moves to clubs in Spain and Italy (Calcio Mercato).

Real Betis (Daily Star) and Inter Milan (Calcio Mercato) have both been credited with holding negotiations with the 33-year-old’s representatives, while Roma are said to be ready to offer a two-year deal (Corriere dello Sport via SempreInter).

Italian news outlet La Nazione (as relayed by Football.London) paints an entirely different picture by suggesting that Fiorentina are best placed to land the Spurs star.

The report also claims that the Serie A side are set to go head to head with Paris Saint Germain for Vertonghen’s signature.

It is suggested that PSG are ready to offer the central defender a lucrative contract to make the switch to Ligue 1.

Although Fiorentina are not likely to match the French giants, it is said that they will soon begin talks with the defender.

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The fact that so many clubs are interested in Vertonghen is unsurprising given how highly valued free agents are this summer. The Belgian is arguably the most accomplished defender available on a free transfer this summer, which means he could not only get a huge pay rise but also potentially receive a substantial signing on fee.

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