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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is searching for another centre-back and was very keen to reunite the defender with Jan Vertonghen who played alongside Alderweireld at Ajax.

The reigning Eredivisie champions are reluctant to see another academy product leave but have admitted they not stand in his way if he opts to take a new challenge further down the line but believe he would benefit from ending the 2012/13 campaign in Holland.

Coach Frank de Boer claimed that any club planning to make a move for the 23-year-old  Belgian international would have to spend large sums of money to seal the deal.

He told Sky Sports: “That’s maybe something for next year.”

“I think he’ll end the season at Ajax”

“We’re very happy with him and don’t want to let him go in the winter unless it’s a super transfer fee, but I don’t think that will happen.”

Spurs will be looking to offload both Michael Dawson and William Gallas during the January transfer window in order to open funds to bring in a new partner for Vertonghen.

If they are willing to pay the asking price for the defender, Spurs could still face intense competition with 15 other clubs believed to have shown an interest in signing the centre-back with many known admirers in the Premier League.

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