Toby Alderweireld is set to tell Spurs he wants a move to Manchester United this summer, otherwise he will run down his contract at White Hart Lane and potentially leave next summer for free.
The Belgium international’s current deal expires next summer meaning he could leave for nothing, although Spurs have an option to extend it by one year. This in turn would activate a clause that would allow him to leave North London for just £25 million from next summer onwards.
According to the Daily Mirror the highly rated centre-back has his heart so set on a move to Old Trafford that he will reject offers from all other clubs.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is a known admirer of Alderweireld’s and the clubs CEO Ed Woodward has been trying to broker a deal for the defender since May. However, Spurs notorious Chairman Daniel Levy is demanding £75 million for the 29-year-old, a valuation United are unwilling to match.
With the clock ticking towards the transfer deadline at 5pm on Thursday, a deal is looking increasingly unlikely with the Red Devils having also been left frustrated in their attempts to lure £65 million rated Leicester City defender Harry Maguire to Old Trafford.
Barcelona and Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina has emerged as an alternative option in recent days.