Jan Vertonghen
Vertonghen planning on long-term stay at Spurs. Getty

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen would appear to have ended speculation of a move away from the club after insisting he plans on reaching 200 appearances for Spurs.

The Belgian international was touted as a possible target for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United during the summer transfer window, while Liverpool have also been credited with keen interest in recent weeks.

Vertonghen, 27, made his 100<sup>th appearance for Spurs in the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday, and while he admits his side must improve, he has every intention of making another 100 for the club in the coming years.

"We tried everything but couldn't create too many chances," Vertonghen told Tottenham's official website. "We did our best to break them down but they were tough and defended well and are dangerous up front, so it was difficult.

"We gave a couple of chances away and too many set-pieces, nine corners against us which was too much, but we kept a clean sheet and that is good, we didn't lose and that is important."

On his personal milestone, he added: "The supporters, manager and my teammates have always supported me and I am happy to play my 100<sup>th game. I hope I can go to 200 now."

While Vertonghen has spoken of his desire to remain at Spurs, his refusal to sign a new contract has fuelled talk of a move away from White Hart Lane further down the line. The former Ajax star has four years remaining on his current deal but has refused to disclose his reasons for not extending with the club.

Vertonghen's agent Mustapha Nakhli revealed in the summer that a number of clubs were interested in signing his client, hinting that Barcelona may have been one of the interested parties.