Club Brugge are negotiating a deal to sign Jan Vertonghen from Benfica, with the Belgian keen to leave his current club.
Vertonghen was an important player for Benfica last season, playing 46 games, but new manager Roger Schmidt hasn’t started him in any of the club’s first four matches of this campaign.
As a result, he’s considering leaving the club before the end of the transfer window, with Het Nieuwsblad reporting that teams from England and Belgium would be interested in signing him.
Now, Club Brugge have emerged as the favourites to make such a signing with Sacha Tavolieri reporting that representatives of the club have travelled to Benfica to discuss a deal.
The Belgian journalist states that the club would offer Vertonghen a two-year contract with an option included to extend it by one more.
The first talks between the two clubs reportedly went well and will continue in the coming days.