Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur reach deadlock in Toby Alderweireld negotiations – report

by Alex Turk

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have reached an impasse in negotiations for centre-back Toby Alderweireld over the transfer fee, according to reports.

Jose Mourinho is keen to bring a new centre-back to the club during the summer transfer window and it’s no secret that Alderweireld is nearing a Spurs exit due to his wage demands not being met.

Man United are to believed to have been in talks for the 29-year-old over the past few days but now it would appear that contact has stalled between the two clubs.

The London Evening Standard report that United thought a £55m offer would seal a deal for Alderweireld but Spurs have made it clear they want more, meaning talks have reached a deadlock.

They state that United have already got a five-year contract lined up for Alderweireld and would be prepared to pay significantly more in wages than Spurs’ latest offer of £120,000 a week.

His contract at Spurs expires in 2020 but he can depart for just £25m next summer if a new deal isn’t agreed by then, which has made Daniel Levy eager to move him on ahead of the 2018-19 season.

The London club’s interest in unsettled United forward Anthony Martial could result in a compromise being made and the Frenchman being included in a potential transfer, but he is still wanted at Old Trafford.

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