Real Madrid Eye Summer Swoop for Tottenham Defender

Chelsea and Man City eyeing Alderweireld

With summer signing Davinson Sánchez having flourished since filling in for the injured Alderweireld, he may well have to work hard to fight his way back into the first team.

Manchester United and Chelsea will now need to battle it out with Spanish giants Real Madrid to sign Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld, according to the Mirror.

The Madrid back line could do with revitalising, and Alderweireld may be the ideal candidate to add solidity given he has been one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League over the past three seasons.

There has been growing speculation suggesting that Alderweireld was unhappy at being left out of the recent wins over Arsenal and Juventus despite returning to action earlier this month.

Alderweireld, 28, has been in discussions with Spurs over a new contract.

Chelsea are monitoring Luke Shaw's situation at Manchester United, the Daily Mirror claim.

"However, his contract also features a £25million release clause which can be activated in the 2019 summer transfer window, albeit no later than 14 days before deadline day", Luckhurst wrote in his report.

So, unless Tottenham can tie Alderweireld down to a new contract over the coming months they may be forced to cash-in this summer or risk losing the defender for just £25m the following year.

The Daily Mail claims that the Belgium star wants to break Tottenham's wage cap of £110,000-a-week and that talks are now at a standstill for a player who is also a reported target for Manchester City and Chelsea as well.

The latest to come under the lascivious gaze of others is Toby Alderweireld with Real Madrid among a host of clubs looking at the Belgium worldwide, according to the Daily Mirror.

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