Journalist claims Man United and Tottenham can’t agree on Toby Alderweireld fee

Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge claims Man United and Spurs are a long way apart on negotiations over Toby Alderweireld

Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld Photo: Toby Alderweireld / Instagram

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are far apart in their valuation of Toby Alderweireld, Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge has claimed.

The Red Devils have been linked with a move to sign a centre-half in the summer transfer window to improve Jose Mourinho’s defence.

Manchester United have been linked with a move to sign the Belgium international from their Premier League title rivals.

Alderweireld has 12 months left to run on his current deal to raise the possibility of the former Ajax star leaving on a free transfer next summer.

Tottenham could activate a clause in Alderweireld’s current contract that would ensure the 29-year-old remains at White Hart Lane until 2020.

However, Spurs risk losing the former Atletico Madrid defender in a £25m deal next summer if they do activate the clause in his contract.

Sky Sports News reporter Bridge believes Manchester United and Tottenham aren’t close to a deal to sign the Belgian defender.

“The valuations between the clubs are very far apart. It’s up to £20m,” Bridge told the Transfer Talk podcast.

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last season to secure their best finish since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

The Red Devils didn’t add any silverware to their haul in the 2017-18 season following a 1-0 loss to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final.

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