Manchester United and Roma remain interested in signing Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld even though he is no longer available for £25 million, according to reports in Italy.

Alderweireld’s £25 million release clause expired last week, meaning clubs can no longer sign him fo a cut-price fee. The Belgian has one year left on his contract and the Sun believes Spurs now want £40 million if they are to sell him before the transfer deadline.

Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claims Roma have already made a ‘good offer’ to Alderweireld. However, that offer is said to be €3 million a year, which works out at around £52,000 a week – surely that’s not much better than he currently earns at Tottenham.

The whole reason Spurs have been unable to agree terms on a new deal with Alderweireld is his wage demands, so it would be a surprise if he agreed to that salary with Roma.

That might be where Manchester United come in. Gazzetta’s report goes on to say the Red Devils will be in pole position to sign Alderweireld if they make their interest known before the transfer window closes on August 8th.

If he does leave, Alderweireld’s new club will probably be criticised for failing to act before his release clause expired. Tottenham will be happy with the increased fee but they will be losing one of the Premier League’s best defenders.

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  1. There is no way that Spurs are selling Alderweireld before the end of the transfer window and even less than no chance that they will sell him to United.

  2. And why would Toby consider playing in the Europa League when he is 30. The garbage written about Toby this summer is frightening. It’s amazing to think there is an industry of people who get paid for making up stories. The ones I like the best are those that say ‘so and so are showing increasing interest’. What does that even mean. Stop reading them and stop commenting on them is my advice. Damn I’ve just commented on one. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  3. Just nail Toby down to a 3 year contract which put him on wages to match his considerable worth! And do the same with Eriksen! These are world class players and, although I’m fully supportive of Poch’s evolution in the way we play, we can’t rely on a ‘revolution’ if it sets us back for a season or two. Hence a big mistake probably selling Tripps, as we now only have an inept (and injured) Aurier, and a still undeveloped KWP, for the key right back role (and an unproven Foyth). If Rose goes too, that only leaves Davies left out of our four powerful full/wing backs of the past 5 seasons. So keep Rose, bring in Sessegnon (if we can get him for £25m), Lo Celso (quickly) and Dani Alves on a free. Dybala? Well it was nice to dream, but I won’t be sad if Llorente gets another year with us. However, Toby and Eriksen staying would be better for the immediacy of our first 3 months of the season than any signing we make this summer, including Ndombele.


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