Jan Vertonghen has told Ajax that he wants to sign for Tottenham this summer, despite reported interest in his signature from Arsenal.
The 25-year-old Belgian centre-back is seemingly destined to leave the Amsterdam Arena for pastures new this summer, after leading Ajax to a second successive Eredivisie title.
Vertonghen has frequently been linked with a move to White Hart Lane, and has talked up the prospect of signing for Tottenham in the past.
But Vertonghen has now reportedly given his clearest indication yet that Spurs is his first choice destination, and has urged Ajax to lower there valuation in order for an agreement to be reached.
According to Goal.com, Vertonghen is prepared to hand in a transfer request to speed up the process, as Ajax hold out for €12 million from Spurs.
Vertonghen has reportedly chosen Tottenham over Arsenal as he believes he will be able to play more frequently in his favoured position of centre-half if he joins the Lilywhites.
Arsenal can boast to have a more settled central defensive pairing than Spurs, with Arsene Wenger confident in the abilities of incumbents Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen.