Ajax Amsterdam's Jan Vertonghen
Ajax Amsterdam's Jan Vertonghen

Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen, who had been earlier linked to Arsenal for a possible summer move, has confirmed he is all set to leave his present club Ajax at the end of the season, according to a Metro report.

The £10m priced defender, who has been at Ajax since 2006, revealed that aside from the Gunners there are ten more clubs that are interested in him.

"There are still ten clubs on my list. There are currently some contacts, but not so concrete that we are already negotiating. I'm not waiting for a summer full of speculation. Around June I hope to have clarity," the Metro quoted Vertonghen as saying.

The 24-year-old emphasised his desire to be playing in one of Europe's top leagues, rather than staying with Ajax for an improved wage package.

Vertonghen has already been to the Emirates... he came as a guest of international teammate Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal's vice-captain) to watch the Gunners make a great comeback against AC Milan.

"Arsenal are a magnificent club and I hear a lot of good things about English football. If a club of Arsenal's calibre can reach agreement with Ajax, then I will gladly go over. I have instructed my agent carefully. He knows which clubs I want to join - and Arsenal are one of them," Daily Mail quoted Vertonghen as saying.

Vertonghen has made 33 appearances for Ajax this season, scoring a total of nine goals.