De Boer expects Jan departure

Ajax boss tips Belgium defender to join Spurs

Jan Vertonghen: Frank De Boer expects defender to switch to White Hart Lane

Vurnon Anita: Ajax want midfielder to stay despite interest from Newcastle

Ajax boss Frank de Boer expects defender Jan Vertonghen's proposed move to Tottenham will go through, but has tipped Vurnon Anita to stay at the Dutch giants.

The 25-year-old Belgium international claimed on Wednesday that his switch from the Eredivisie giants to England had stalled.

But De Boer thinks the £9.6m move to White Hart Lane will go through.

He said: "We're very close but if the deal isn't done, Jan must start his training next week with us.

"Eventually, I expect the deal will be done. I expect everything will be alright."

Anita stay

But De Boer believes Anita will stay, despite a bid from Newcastle for the midfielder.

"The probability that he stays at Ajax is very large. He is doing well here," said De Boer.

The Ajax boss wants to add striker Luciano Narsingh of Heerenveen to his squad, although he warns they will not pay over the odds for the player.

"We believe we have made him a very good offer. It must be made very clear that Ajax will not throw money down the drain," he said.