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Centre-back Jan Vertonghen helped Ajax win the Eredivisie title last season and is due to face Manchester United in the Europa League in February. But, Newcastle are allegedly preparing a £10m bid for the player who was initially signed to replace Thomas Vermaelen for the Dutch giants. The Belgian international has 35 caps and is under contract at Ajax till 2013.

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Jan Vertonghen will hold talks with Ajax today in a bid to resolve the dispute which is holding up his transfer to Tottenham.

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