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Report: Man United and Chelsea target being marginalised by Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld is becoming increasingly marginalised at the club and looks all but certain to leave this summer.

According to a report in the Daily Mail Mauricio Pochettino no longer considers the Belgium international as one of his first choice players and he will be allowed to leave for £50 million at the end of the season.

Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United, along with Serie A side Juventus are said to lead the running for the classy centre-back’s signature.

Alderweireld has been involved in a contract stand off with the White Hart Lane board for some months now, with the 29-year-old demanding a wage of around £150,000 per week, to be on par with other leading Premier League centre-backs like Virgil Van Dijk.

However, Spurs are unwilling to break their strict wage structure and the talented defenders current predicament is very similar to what happened with right-back Kyle Walker last season before he was sold to Manchester City.

Alderweireld joined Spurs from Atletico Madrid in 2015, and has proven himself to be one of the Premier League’s most accomplished defenders over recent seasons.

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