Newcastle United keep watch on Ajax’s Belgium international Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen of Ajax is being watched by Newcastle United.
Jan Vertonghen of Ajax is being watched by Newcastle United.

NEWCASTLE United are still keeping tabs on Ajax skipper Jan Vertonghen.

The club are expected to be represented at Old Trafford tonight when he and his team-mates take on Manchester United in a Europa League tie.

Sources in Holland suggest highly-rated Vertonghen – who has also interested Arsenal and Bayern Munich – will be watched in the second leg of the Round of 32 tie, in which Ajax trail Sir Alex Ferguson’s side 2-0.

The Belgium international is expected to leave the Ajax Arena in the summer and Newcastle would face competition for his signature.

Read Miles Starforth’s full article in today’s Sportmail.