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Rumor: Roma in talks with Vertonghen over potential transfer

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Roma are in advanced talks to sign Jan Vertonghen from Tottenham according to reports coming from Italy.

Vertonghen is set to be a free-agent this summer after the current season ends.

The 33-year-old will see his current contract run out this season and talks over a possible extension looks to have stalled over the past few weeks.

With a deal to keep Manchester United loanee Chris Smalling proving difficult, Il Messaggero and Nicolo Schira have both claimed that Roma have turned their attentions to Vertonghen and have offered him a two year contract.

Il Messaggero adds the proposal includes the option of a third season but that he prefers to sign on without the third year being optional.

Regardless of everything, the report adds that Smalling remains the priority for Roma and Vertonghen would only be followed up should they fail to land the Man United defender permanently.

At 33, the Belgian boasts a lot of experience that the Giallorossi seem to be looking out for in defence.

Vertonghen has been a mainstay for Spurs since arriving from Ajax in 2012 but has fallen down their pecking order this season.

Asides Roma, Inter and Napoli have both also been linked with the versatile 33-year-old who looks all but set to leave Tottenham this summer.