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Published: 08:03 | 24/9/16

Vertonghen set for new Spurs deal

Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that defender Jan Vertonghen will sign a new contract at Tottenham "in the next few days".

Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Harry Winks, Tom Carroll and Kyle Walker have all signed new deals at White Hart Lane this month, and Belgium defender Vertonghen is next in line to be offered an extension to his current contract, which expires in the summer of 2018.

""In the next few days maybe one more will appear and then we will see what happens," Pochettino said.

Asked if Vertonghen would be that player, he added: "I cannot give names but maybe yes it is a centre-back.

"All the players that are involved in negotiations it is through the agent but Jan is another player who is in my plans for the future."

The Argentine says the players' willingness to sign new deals shows they are buying into "the project" he is building at Tottenham.

"It is important to keep the key players, always under my judgement," the 44-year-old added.

"We sell a lot of players. It is impossible to be all agreed on those but we need to be clear and I need to be clear on my judgement to keep the key players and all the players I believe can be important for the future of the club.

"They need to feel that we are in a project where we can win everything.

"Always you know it is difficult to win because only one team can win the Premier League but they need to feel we are serious and consistent and then they need to ask us to stay here, not that we need to convince them to stay.

"That is a very bad way when you need to convince the players to stay here, it is impossible to get success in the future. They need to ask us to stay here. They need to be desperate to be part of us."

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