Tottenham to make summer swoop for La Liga star

Tottenham Hotspur are will look to sign Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu this summer, if they lose  Jan Vertonghen this summer

Belgian defender Vertonghen has previously hinted that he could leave White Hart Lane this summer, if Spurs fail to claim a place in next season’s Champions League.

Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Chelsea left Tottenham fifth, four points off the top four, while Vertonghen isn’t short of admirers elsewhere.

Liverpool are believed to be keen on a summer move – provided they finish in the top four – while Barcelona are long-time admirers.

And according to the Daily Star, Spurs are drawing up contingency plans for if Vertonghen does depart, with French defender Mathieu top of their list. (Daily Mirror)

It will be interesting to see how this plays out

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