Friday January 3 2020
Napoli lead Vertonghen race

Napoli are reportedly the favourites to sign Jan Vertonghen from Tottenham Hotspur after Ajax seemed to pull back their interest.

The Partenopei had already been linked with Vertonghen over the summer, but he is now in the final six months of his contract with Spurs.

According to Sky Sports UK and Der Telegraaf, Napoli are leading the race for the defender, because Ajax consider the €12m asking price and his €4-5m salary demands too expensive.

The 32-year-old Belgium international has 118 caps for his country and has been at Tottenham since leaving Ajax in 2012.

Napoli are seeking reinforcements in defence to join Kalidou Koulibaly and Kostas Manolas.

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