AC Milan are considering an attempt to sign Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen on a free transfer this summer, according to Calcio Mercato.

Vertonghen has just months left on his current deal with Spurs and is now allowed to discuss pre-contract terms with foreign clubs. The Belgian’s form has been worrying this season, leading to a fall down the pecking order behind the likes of Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga.

Sometimes used at left-back this term, Vertonghen will also now struggle to get a game out wide following the return of Ben Davies. Indeed, Vertonghen was only brought on in stoppage time to help see out the result against Aston Villa on Sunday.

All of which leads to an exit looking more and more likely. And Italian outlet Calcio Mercato reports AC Milan is an option for the 32-year-old. The story claims the Serie A giants could face competition for his signature from Ajax, Juventus and fierce rivals Inter Milan.

Vertonghen’s destination could depend on whether he still believes in his own ability to play in one of Europe’s top leagues. If he doesn’t, perhaps a return to Ajax is the most logical move.



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