Arsenal and Spurs monitoring Vertonghen


Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both retaining their interest in defender Jan Vertonghen, according to Metro.

The 24-year-old has been subject to ample interest from abroad, with Arsenal and Spurs' names constantly linked with his signature.

The Gunners see him as the ideal partner for fellow Belgian Thomas Vermaelen, while Spurs want someone to replace Ledley King, who is yet to secure a new deal for next season.

Bayern Munich have already declared their intent not to bid for Vertonghen, who is currently applying his trade with Ajax.

The North London pair are likely to have to part with as much as £10 million to secure his services.

Interested parties will have an ideal opportunity to access his credentials when he takes on Premier League champions Manchester United in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Arsenal currently trail Tottenham by a seemingly unassailable 10 points in the Premier League, and will see the summer capture of Vertonghen as crucial in their attempts to close the gap next season.

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