According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United and Tottenham are around £10m apart on their respective valuations of a fee for Toby Alderweireld.

The report claims that there have been talks ongoing between the two clubs with Tottenham demanding more than £50m for their talented Belgian defender.

It adds how talks began back in May but collapsed relatively quickly after United balked at Tottenham’s asking price for the former Ajax man.

Alderweireld has one year remaining on his current deal, a deal which includes an option for a one-year extension, however, that means an activation a £25m release clause for next summer and Spurs are keen to get maximum value for the 29-year-old after talks over a new deal have continued to stall.

talkSPORT report that United do not agree with Spurs’ valuation of a player in this context and they do hold an interest in Leicester’s Harry Maguire, however, they will have to meet the former Premier League champion’s £75m price tag for the defender who caught the eye in England’s World Cup campaign. 

Why we are not willing to meet Toby’s apparent wage demands of £150,000-a-week is absolutely staggering, players of his quality are not readily available.

 

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