Ajax determined to hold onto Tottenham target Vertonghen

Dutch giants Ajax are desperate to retain the services of star defender Jan Vertonghen.

Dutch giants Ajax are desperate to retain the services of star defender Jan Vertonghen.

The Belgian centre-back is being strongly linked with a summer move to Tottenham but has revealed that his mooted £9.6million move to North London has basically fallen over.

Ajax have at this stage rejected the deal as they do not want Vertonghen to pocket the 15% of the proposed transfer fee that was written into his contract.

"I'm shocked. The percentage is correct. It's unbelievable,” he said.

"I know that at Ajax a lot of things are leaking. When you hear it about other football players, you don't feel it. It's different when it's about yourself."

He added: “As it looks now, I'll be at Ajax on July 2 (for pre-season training).

“I'm hoping for a solution, but I'm not expecting a solution. This is a shame. I thought that it would be sorted out much sooner.

"I have one advantage: Ajax have got a good coach who knows me. I play in a good, stable squad. Let's become champions with Ajax for the third time in a row."

 
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