Today, Toby Alderweireld is determined to join United….
United are in desperate need of Centre back. Mourinho looks to try and bring in at least one more new signing before the transfer window closes on August 9th with the Portuguese coach admitting his frustration at the club’s lack of activity so far.
Man Utd has been linked with the likes of Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Barcelona’s Yerry Mina in recent weeks but their interest in Alderweireld has been well documented in the media for several months with widespread reports suggesting Mourinho is keen to lure him to Old Trafford.
Alderweireld will snub all offer to move to Manchester United even if it means he’s got to run his contract down over the next 12 months.
The Belgian international has just one year left on his current deal and Spurs have the open to trigger a one-year extension but that new contract would include a release clause allowing the 29-year-old to leave for just £25m next summer.
The newspaper says Tottenham are open to selling before the window closes but so far they’ve refused to lower their £75m – a figure United aren’t willing to meet given Alderweireld’s complex contract situation.