Tottenham and Manchester United have opened negotiations over Toby Alderweireld, according to the Mirror.
Aldeweireld is expected to leave Spurs this summer after failing to agree terms on a new contract.
The Mirror claims Tottenham and United are now in discussions over a deal for the Belgian, but Spurs’ asking price could complicate things.
It is believed Tottenham want United to match the £75 million fee Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January.
A clause in Alderweireld’s contract will allow him to leave for just £25 million next summer, so Daniel Levy wants to take advantage of the current situation by raking in £50 million more.
Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be keen to sell Alderweireld – as well as Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele – in order to raise funds for new recruits.
United forward Anthony Martial is reportedly a top transfer target, while Spurs apparently want to replace Alderweireld with Ajax teenager Matthijs de Ligt.
It now seems inevitable Alderweireld will leave Tottenham in the current transfer window – Spurs fans will be hoping the transfer doesn’t drag on and become a saga.