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Vertonghen to shun Tottenham for Arsenal?

Vertonghen to shun Tottenham for Arsenal?

Belgium international defender Jan Vertonghen has sensationally revealed that Tottenham will need to make a better offer for his services, otherwise he may make a move to North London rivals Arsenal.

The centre back has told his agent to find him a club in the Premier League this summer, but Tottenham's failure to qualify for the Champions League could cost them dearly in their pursuit of the defender.

“I’ve said repeatedly that Tottenham are my first choice, but the talks haven’t progressed,” said the defender.

“They have shown me around, I have met all their key people and their ­chairman came to meet me on Monday. But Arsenal want me too. They remain a possibility if my Spurs move falls through, as Ajax are asking €15m for me.

“That is a lot of money for someone with just a year left on his contract.

“I’m sure Spurs won’t be able to pay that much ­after they missed out on the Champions League.”