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Chelsea and Manchester City want Spurs star

Chelsea and Manchester City are just two of the clubs looking to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld.

Alderweireld is currently in a contract stand-off with Tottenham. His current £50,000-a-week deal runs until 2019, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side having the option to extend it for a further year.

However, the Telegraph report that if they did choose to take up that option of a one-year extension, it would trigger another clause in his contract which would allow him to leave the club if any interested party were willing to pay just £25m.

Alderweireld’s agent Stijn Francis has said there are seven or eight of Europe’s biggest clubs looking to capture the Belgian’s signature:

“When you look at Toby’s statistics, they are impressive. Either he deserves an appropriate contract, or else he should be given a transfer.

“Seven or eight big European clubs are interested in signing him. There are not many central defenders around who can play like he can. But these clubs will have to negotiate with Tottenham’s chairman, Daniel Levy.”

Alderweireld has established himself as one of the Premier Leagues best defenders and has helped Tottenham to Champions League qualification in two successive seasons.

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