An incoming bid is expected from German giants Bayern Munich for Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld.
The Bundesliga champions were slashed to 6/1 favourites to sign the Belgian powerhouse yesterday, and reports suggest that a bid is on the very near horizon.
The bid would be expected to be between £50m and £70m if Bayern have even a slim chance of Daniel Levy agreeing to a late sale, after warding off Manchester United earlier in the window.
An overseas transfer would surely be preferable for the North London club, avoiding the unideal situation of selling to a league rival.
Although Premier League clubs can no longer sign players this summer, the window for sales will remain open until the end of the month.
Alderweireld had been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but Manchester United and Tottenham’s valuation of the centre-back had been some £30m apart.
Bayern may be looking for a long-term Jerome Boateng replacement, who looks set to leave the German champions.
However, hints from Pochettino and Alderweireld himself over the past week have indicated that the defender will stay in North London for at least one more season.
Alderweireld’s contract is available to be extended by one year at the end of the campaign, but this will initiate a £25m buyout clause.
How much would you want from Bayern for Alderweireld? Should Tottenham let him go overseas?
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