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Spurs defender Vertonghen coy on his future

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Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen refused to be drawn on his contract negotiations ahead of Spurs' Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

The Belgium international, 32, is in the final year of his deal and was absent from the line-up early in the season as rumours lingered of a move overseas.

Vertonghen said: "I would prefer not to go too deep into that but there is always some movement.

"I am very ambitious, I feel like I have a couple of good years left in me. I hope I can help the team.

"It is my eighth season here, I have had a great past and I am feeling great in every single way here, that is all I want to say on that."

Vertonghen also played down rumours of dressing room unrest, with the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen also the subjects of recurring transfer speculation while manager Mauricio Pochettino spoke last week of having "an unsettled squad" with "different agendas".

Pochettino insisted Vertonghen remains an "important" figure for Spurs.

"I am open to everything, but that is a dealing between the club, him and his agent. Let's see what happens," he said of the contract negotiations.

"Jan is always an important part of my project. That feeling isn't going to change."



Lucas Moura commits his future to Tottenham Hotspur

Lucas Moura has penned a new contract at Tottenham which runs until 2024 Credit: PA

Tottenham have handed Lucas Moura a contract extension until 2024.

The Brazilian, who prior to this transfer window was Spurs' last signing in January 2018, has been rewarded for an impressive term last season.

His existing deal still had four years to run, but he has agreed terms for an extra 12 months.

The 26-year-old was a key player in Spurs' run to the Champions League final, notably in the semi-final second leg against Ajax, where his second-half hat-trick brought them back from the dead.

He scored 15 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions in a productive campaign, where he also hit the headlines for two goals in an early-season win at Manchester United.

Spurs had to wait to see the best of him as he took time to adjust following his £25million move from Paris St Germain, where up until this summer he was their last recruit.

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