Reported Tottenham target Aymen Abdennour signs new Monaco deal

The Tunisia international was linked with a move to White Hart Lane earlier this year but has extended his Ligue 1 stay.

Tottenham were confirmed as showing interest in Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour in the January transfer window, with the centre-half revealing the North London club as suitors.

However, Spurs’ chances of renewing that interest in the summer and bringing the Tunisia international to White Hart Lane are seemingly over.

The 25-year-old has today ended speculation over his future by putting pen-to-paper on a new deal at the Stade Louis II.

The contract extension is set to keep the African enforcer in the Principality until 2019.

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev confirmed the news on the club’s official website and admitted that the defender was an important member of Leonardo Jardim’s side.

"Aymen is an essential part of the group and we are very happy to see him commit to the club for another year.

"We are working towards strengthening the team for the future and Aymen's contract extension is part of that project.’'

Abdennour played a role in Monaco’s shock 3-1 victory over Arsenal in the Champions League last week, which gives the French club an outstanding chance of knocking the Gunners out of Europe later this month.

Spurs have Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen and Federico Fazio in their rearguard, but with the futures of Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches unsure, have been linked with a host of new centre-halves of late.

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