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Man United are reportedly showing a keen interest in Tottenham Hotspur defender, Toby Alderweireld.

The Red Devils are closely monitoring the Belgian’s contract situation as he grows out-of-favor to become a regular starter in Mauricio Pochettino’s line-up following major injury concerns.

According to the report by M.E.N Sport, United boss, Jose Mourinho is interested in signing the 28-year-old defender despite having ‘prioritized a central midfield signing’.

It was claimed that Alderweireld’s current contract situation with Spurs is one of the prime reasons why United are interested in landing the Belgian international.

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Furthermore, Red Devils’ centre-backs, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo will be out of contract next season, however, a clause specifying an extension for an additional year is stipulated in their contracts.

This isn’t the first time when Mourinho has shown regard to acquiring a Spurs’ players, with Eric Dier and Danny Rose being the prominent names who were heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford last year.


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Meanwhile, Alderweireld would be out of contract in under 18 months, and though his deal includes a one-year extension clause, his current situation at Spurs would certainly attract a lot of interest from clubs all over Europe.

MEN also reported that the Belgian…

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