Jan Vertonghen
Vertonghen poised to sign new five year contract at Spurs.Getty

Jan Vertonghen has reaffirmed his desire to remain at Tottenham Hotspur after revealing he has received an offer of a new five-year contract from the north London club.

The Belgian international recently confirmed his desire to remain at White Hart Lane despite the club missing out on Champions League qualification last season.

Barcelona, however, were said to have be keen on Vertonghen as they bid to bolster their own options at centre half.

But interest from the Camp Nou has not distracted Vertonghen from his desire to remain in north London and he intends to follow Hugo Lloris' lead and sign a new long-term contract at the club.

"It goes without saying that I would like to stay at Tottenham Hotspur," Vertonghen told Belgian station Radio 1.

"I still had a contract for four years. They offered me new contract of five years, I see that as great sign of confidence."

Vertonghen's agent recently spoke out over his client's future, indicating a number of clubs were interested in prising him away from White Hart Lane, although he stopped short of naming Barcelona as one of those interested.

But the defender, who has been a mainstay in the Spurs backline ever since his arrival from Ajax in the summer of 2012, would appear content to remain at the club.

Vertonghen is yet to return to pre-season training with Tottenham following Belgium's World Cup campaign and has revealed he is desperate to avoid the string of injury concerns he suffered last season, having competed with a slight ankle knock in Brazil.

"I walked in the World Cup match against Argentina on an ankle injury," Vertonghen added.

"I want to be careful, because a season like the previous one -- where I jogged from one injury to another -- I absolutely want to avoid."