Jan Vertonghen has entered negotiations to join Roma on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of this month, according to reports.

The Belgium international is in his eighth season at Spurs but is unlikely to sign a new deal to stay in beyond the 2019-20 campaign.

Vertonghen was an unused substitute during Tottenham’s 1-1 home draw with on Friday and reports in Italy claim the defender is nearing a move to the capital. 

According to newspaper , Roma have offered the 33-year-old a two-year deal with the option of a third season at the Stadio Olimpico. 

However, affirm the Serie A club will only pursue Vertonghen if they fail to strike a deal with Manchester United for Chris Smalling.    Continue reading

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