Napoli are ready to step up their move to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s Jan Vertonghen by tabling a swap deal involving Goran Pandev plus cash to lure him to the Serie A, talkSPORT reports.

Rafael Benitez could bring the Belgium international to Italy after the centre-back had a season to forget in a campaign filled with injuries and devastatingly huge losses.

With Mauricio Pochettino interested in bringing Southampton’s Dejan Lovren to White Hart Lane, the future of Vertonghen is still yet to be clarified.

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The Spurs defender joined the club back in 2012 and was awarded in the 2013 PFA Team of the Year for a string of strong performances, before various loses suffered in the recent year began to take their toll in the dressing room.

However, with the known lack of venom in the Spurs front line, Pochettino may want to consider the swap deal involving the Macedonian striker, who scored seven goals in 29 appearances for the Italian side.

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