Chelsea have entered the race to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, according to the Mirror.

Alderweireld’s Spurs future is in doubt following a breakdown in contract talks, leading to reported interest from a number of big clubs across Europe.

Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris-Saint Germain are all believed to hold an interest in the Belgian.

And the Mirror claims Chelsea are now set to rival those clubs for Alderweireld’s signature.

Alderweirld’s current Tottenham contract expires in the summer of 2019, but there is an option to extend it to 2020.

However, that would trigger a complicated release clause that could see Alderweireld leave if Spurs receive bids of £25 million.

Reliable Belgium football journalist Kristof Terror of HLN reports Tottenham are hoping to receive £44 million for the 29-year-old is they sell him this summer.

There is still a chance Alderweireld will commit his future to Spurs by signing a new contract, but the club is apparently unwilling to meet his large salary demands.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez recently revealed Alderweireld is fully fit despite the fact Mauricio Pochettino has been leaving him out of the Tottenham squad.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Alderweireld leave at the end of the season, but I’d be shocked if he joined Chelsea – it’s very unlikely Daniel Levy will do business with the Blues.



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