United’s list of alternatives should deal for top target Alderweireld fail

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According to the www.independent.co.uk Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has made Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld his number one target.

The Belgium international has been tipped to quit Spurs this summer and has been heavily linked with a switch to the Red Devils and the article says that Mourinho wants to complete two more signings this summer, with a centre-back and a forward his priorities.

The club’s (Spurs and United) are way off on their valuations of Alderweireld but the former Southampton and Ajax star remains Mourinho’s top centre-back target, despite his interest in Leicester’s Harry Maguire.

The article goes on to say that United’s pursuit of Alderweireld is far from over meaning a deadline day deal is possible.

It adds that Spurs want Anthony Martial to be included in any deal but if the Red Devils refuse to include Martial, they will demand at least £55m for Alderweireld.

United also believe Alderweireld may force his way out  and demand a move in the coming weeks but if they fail to land Alderweireld, Mourinho has a list of alternatives including England’s World Cup hero Maguire and Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar.

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