Arsenal transfer target Jan Vertonghen has warned Tottenham Hotspur that they risk losing out to their north London rivals if they don't sign him up quick, according to the Daily Star.
Vertonghen is wanted by both clubs, although Harry Redknapp's side were thought to be in pole position to secure his signature. But the Ajax captain revealed his frustration at the slow progress of negotiations and insists he's still open to a move to the Emirates Satdium.
Spurs remain Vertonghen's first choice, and he was shown around White Hart Lane during Spurs' final home match of the season against Fulham. But with negotiations dragging on, Arsene Wenger could be set to steal in and clinch the signing.
"I've said repeatedly that Tottenham are my first choice, but talks haven't progressed," said Vertonghen.
"But Arsenal want me too. They remain a possibility if my Spurs move falls through, as Ajax are asking €15m for me. I'm sure Spurs wont be able to pay that much after they missed out on the Champions League," said the 25-year-old.
Redknapp's side will compete in the Europa League next season, after Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final sealing their place in next year's competition, while Arsenal clinched a spot in Europe's elite club competition with a third-placed Premier League finish.
Vertonghen is still keen on a switch to England, and even without the carrot of Champions League football, Spurs will still be confident of landing their man.