Tottenham open formal talks for Ajax defender Vertonghen

Tottenham have opened talks for Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen to wrap up a deal to take the defender to White Hart Lane at the end of the season, hoping he can provide the lure of Champions League football.

"Jan has some dream clubs, which are special for him," Vertonghen's agent Mustapha Nakhli told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

"Playing football in the top of the Premier League is something he has always hoped for."

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