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Report: FC Barcelona and Jan Vertonghen Get Closer to Deal

Barça's pursuit for new center-backs could result in Jan Vertonghen's signing, according to sources

Clive Brunskill

FC Barcelona continues its pursue for new additions to the squad. After the signing of two goalkeepers, one midfielder and one forward, Barça changes its attentions to the center-back spot. And it looks like they found someone.

It's Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen, sources told Barça Blaugranes. Vertonghen was a target for last season, but no negotiations started. With his great performance for Belgium at the World Cup, he is again under Barça's radar.

Vertonghen's agent told Mirror that he has received offers from other clubs. Sources told us that one of these clubs is indeed Barcelona, and the Blaugrana are willing to pay Tottenham's full asking price, of €22 million. If Tottenham agrees, which they seem to do, Barça and the player could be already negotiating personal details.

According to the source, Vertonghen will sign a four-year contract, and the deal could be done by the end of next week. It all depends on Barça's negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain for Marquinhos. If those fall off, Vertonghen is set to come to Camp Nou.

The 27-year-old became a star when playing for Ajax, and was purchased by Tottenham in 2012. After a disappointing 2014 campaign, in which the London side couldn't meet their high expectations, there were rumours of some player departures, and Vertonghen is getting close to being one of them.

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