Tottenham are set to offer Jan Vertonghen a new contract at White Hart Lane in a bid to see off interest from a number of European clubs, reports the Evening Standard.

The Belgian defender has established himself as one of Tottenham’s most crucial players, since signing from Ajax in the summer of 2012.

His performances this season have attracted attention of several European clubs, with Barcelona and AC Milan mentioned as showing an interest.

Tottenham would likely be able to sell the defender for double the £9.6million they paid for his services, but the club remain eager to tie him down to a long term deal.

He currently earns around £40,000 a week at White Hart Lane, but the club are willing to offer a new deal worth a reported £60,000 a week, which would put him amongst the clubs highest earners.

Vertonghen missed two months of the season through injury, but has been a starter for the past three Premier League games, and looked as though he has never been away.

Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood has described him as the best left sided centre back in the division, and will look to use him in his favoured position from now until the end of the season.

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