Will he stay or will he go?
Inter Milan are reportedly in contact with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, ahead of a potential free transfer in the summer.
The Belgian has been a pretty good servant for Spurs since joining from Ajax back in 2012.
Since his move, Vertonghen has racked up 309 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring 13 times.
However, he hasn’t played as much as he probably would have liked this season.
The Belgian has featured in 18 of Tottenham’s 27 league games so far this campaign, with a few of those coming from the bench.
Vertonghen has also hardly featured in the Champions League of late.
As a result, it’s almost assumed at this point that Vertonghen will leave when his contract expires in the summer.
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag recently admitted that the Dutch giants were monitoring Vertonghen’s situation.
Napoli were also linked with a move for Vertonghen in the January transfer market.
Now, Inter Milan have reportedly made their move to sign the Belgian.
Antonio Conte building a Premier League side in Italy
According to the Evening Standard, Inter have now made contact with Vertonghen’s representatives.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is supposedly looking to strengthen in defence, amid worries of potential interest in Milan Skriniar this summer.
As a result, the Standard claim: ‘The Belgium international has been free to speak to overseas clubs since January and the Scudetto challengers are thought to have already made contact with his camp.’
Their report also suggests that Mourinho wants Vertonghen to remain after his current deal expires.
However, ‘talks have stalled over the terms of any deal’.
With no resolution in sight just yet, there’s a real possibility that Vertonghen leaves for free this summer.
Spurs are on the clock to find an agreement before he leaves for nothing in a few months time.
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