Tottenham are willing to make Toby Alderweireld one of the club’s highest paid players in a bid to fend off interest from Inter Milan, according to The Mirror.
Inter are set for a spending spree this summer with the backing of Chinese investors Suning Group, and have reportedly made Alderweireld one of their primary targets.
But Spurs are determined to keep hold of the 28-year-old. Consequently, Daniel Levy is prepared to double Alderweireld’s £50,000-a-week wages so that he in line with the club’s top earners.
Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane are both thought to earn around £100,000-a-week as a result of signing new contracts earlier this season. Alderweireld is likely earn a similar amount if he signs a new deal with Tottenham.
Another interesting line from The Mirror’s story: Inter are also targeting Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, who decided to sell Alderweireld to Spurs just under two years ago. Would the two really be keen to reunite?