There are no talks going on behind the scenes between Tottenham and Manchester United over the potential transfer of defender Toby Alderweireld, according to Football.London.
The website report that despite recent claims the two Premier League rivals were engaged in negotiations over the sale of the 29-year-old, there is nothing going on as the clubs delve deeper into the summer transfer window.
It is stated that Tottenham have tabled a £130,000-a-week contract deal for the Belgian international to solve the issue of the release clause in his current deal but that the player is seeking a wage of around £180,000-a-week, having established himself as one of the best defender’s in the top flight.
There might not be talks going on right now but that is not to say a move is not on the cards. Spurs know that they will have to sell up if they want to avoid losing him for a nominal fee in 12 months’ time, meaning that United can sit patiently and let the north London club sweat over not getting the sort of price they want this summer. Alderweireld will almost certainly be leaving the club over the coming months and Manchester United will undoubtedly be one of the front runners for his capture, having shown a weakness in the heart of their defence in recent times. Still, the two clubs will have to negotiate if a move is to come off and while they are staying coy about their intentions it will only be a matter of time before something happens – that is if Jose Mourinho wants him at Old Trafford, of course.