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​Injured Tottenham defender Vertonghen could make start of season

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was delighted to announce that Belgium international Jan Vertonghen is returning to fitness following an ankle injury while on international duty at Euro 2016.

"Jan is back in London and training well now, he's very close to coming back," Pochettino said.

"We'll see when we arrive on Monday and start to train with the whole group [if Vertonghen will be fit to face Everton on August 13], but if it's not possible we have enough players to replace him."

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