The Manchester Evening News are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur wanted both Juan Mata and Anthony Martial as part of a deal which would have taken Toby Alderweireld to Manchester United.
The Belgian defender was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford constantly throughout the summer, but has remained with Tottenham after a deal could not be reached.
Daniel Levy was in typical demanding form as he looked to squeeze United for both players and Tottenham ended the window as the first Premier League club not to make a signing during the summer transfer window since 2003.
Alderweireld’s current Spurs deal has only 11 months to run, but the club have the option to trigger a one-year extension.
That would, however, activate a clause allowing him to leave for £25m, compared to the £50m Spurs were demanding for him in this summer’s transfer window.
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