Tottenham star available for just £50m, Manchester United and Chelsea leading the race

Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld has been getting some attention from many top clubs.

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Chelsea and Manchester United target, Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has been pronounced fit by Belgium manager Roberto Martinez which indicated the stand-off between him and Pochettino.

The Spurs defender endured injury in November and returned from the damage in January however till now has not played for Spurs since the FA Cup match at Rochdale a month back.

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It has been continuously reported that both the player and the board are at loggerheads over another arrangement for quite a while and now as per reports, Spurs have formally backed off from contract negotiations with Alderweireld. His relationship with Pochettino also deteriorated over the course of time, following this contract issue.

Alderweireld has been one of the mainstays of Tottenham defense since his turn to London in 2015. He was accepted to be completely fit in late January, however, Pochettino still did not select him for crucial matches against Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus a month ago.

Then again, a portion of the reports additionally expressed an alternate perspective where it was accounted for that injury issues had been the primary purposes of his avoidance.

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But, Belgium mentor Roberto Martinez now has rejected every single such prattle and the latest news from the Belgium national team surely now has provided more evidence for this view as Martinez has expressed that the 29-year-old is completely fit and is prepared to play once more.

The previous Southampton defender still has one year left in his agreement. However Spurs can trigger an extension to broaden the agreement till 2020 but that would enact a buyout provision enabling him to leave for as meagre as £25m.

The Spurs board allegedly would prefer not to lose the player on a such a modest arrangement and want to encash on Alderweireld. It is understood that the club will consider selling him in the Summer for £50m.

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As indicated by a few reports, Premier League sides like Manchester United, Chelsea have just shown enthusiasm for the player, however, there is also interest from abroad clubs like PSG and Barcelona.

Chelsea have reportedly enquired about Alderweireld as the Premier League champions want to freshen up their squad and are ready to move for the centre-back regardless of whether Antonio Conte remains as manager at Stamford Bridge. On the other hand, United boss Jose Mourinho also wants to strengthen his back line and already told the club officials to make a deal for the Belgian.

However, with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are also in the market for a new centre-back, and it is insisted Tottenham are hoping for a bid from the French and La Liga giants as they would prefer not to strengthen a Premier League rival.

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