Jose Mourinho is confident of signing Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld for £40 million after Manchester United promised the Portuguese coach a new defender in January, according to the Sun.
Alderweireld’s contract expires at the end of the current season. Spurs have the option to extend it by a year, but that would trigger a £25 million release clause that can be met in the final two weeks of next summer’s transfer window.
As a result, Alderweireld was heavily linked with a move to United over the summer and reportedly continues to be on the radar of a number of top clubs across Europe.
The Sun claims Mourinho has been promised the Red Devils will bring in a new centre-back in the winter transfer window, and Alderweireld is at the top of his list.
The Belgian has worked his way back into Mauricio Pochettino’s good books this season, although his future was thrown into doubt once again when he was dropped for the north London derby defeat to Arsenal earlier this month.
United are believed to have other targets but Alderweireld is their priority. It will be interesting to see if Tottenham are willing to do a deal in January.