Tottenham Hotspur have told Inter Milan that they will not sell defender Jan Vertonghen in January, according to reports.

Vertonghen’s contract with Spurs expires at the finish of the season, which means he will be totally free to discover selections with clubs abroad from January.

The Guardian report that Inter have been hoping to land the Belgium international ahead of the summer time.

Nonetheless, it is claimed that the North London club are not prepared to component with the 32-year-old and nonetheless hope he will extend his remain.

This signifies that the Serie A side will now strategy the centre-back at the turn of the year as they hope to safe him on a pre-contract agreement.

Vertonghen has won just two of his six Premier League appearances this term.

Inter boss Antonio Conte knows the player from his spell in charge of Chelsea and has currently recruited Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez from the Premier League.

The San Siro outfit at present sit second in the Serie A – 1 point behind leaders Juventus.

Vertonghen hasn’t had the finest of seasons to date at Tottenham and was dropped to the bench for the defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.

Due to the fact signing for the Premier League side back in 2012 from Ajax even though, the defender has been a important player.

As effectively as playing close to 300 matches, the Belgian helped the club attain final season’s Champions League final, the 2015 League Cup final and finish in the major-4 in the final 4 campaigns.