Manchester United close in on £40m Premier League defender
Manchester United are reportedly confident of completing the signing of Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham this summer.
The Belgian defender has only a year left on his contract and is expected to be available for £40million.
Tottenham would then use the money to fund their own move for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, reports the Evening Standard .
Alderweireld has been offered a new deal at Tottenham but is believed to be unhappy with the terms.
That is despite being offered a salary of £120,000, more than double that he earns now.
Barcelona, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the defender but United hope to have stolen a march.
Manager Jose Mourinho has long since identified his back-line as an area ripe for improvement this summer.
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