According to The Express, Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has scrapped talks with defender Jan Vertonghen about the prospect of a new deal.

It’s claimed that Mourinho has called off negotiations with Vertonghen. This seemingly spells the end for the Belgian in North London.

Tottenham will no longer speak to Vertonghen about a new deal, and there is a real queue forming for his signature ahead of his contract expiring this summer.

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Real Betis have offered him a two-year deal, with £60,000-a-week in wages. Inter Milan are keen, with Antonio Conte looking to lure him over to Italy.

Meanwhile, Fiorentina are allegedly looking to make a late bid, meaning at least three clubs are already prepared to pounce if this story is true.

Vertonghen, 33, has been a modern Spurs hero. Since signing from Ajax eight years ago, he has racked up more than 300 appearances in all competitions.

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It may now be time for the defender to move on and play elsewhere, with first-team football at Tottenham next season looking unlikely even before this Mourinho claim.

This does leave Spurs with a hole to fill in defence, and with no transfer fee coming in for him, Mourinho may not have a huge budget to replace the Belgian.

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