Manchester United unwilling to match Tottenham's asking price for Toby Alderweireld

Gabriel Jesus #33 of Manchester City fires a shot between Jan Vertonghen #5 and Toby Alderweireld #4 of Tottenham during the first half of the 2017 International Champions Cup Presented

Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet has been identified by Manchester United as an alternative to Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Toby Alderweireld, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Belgian defender made a name for himself in the Premier League with a brilliant season on loan at Southampton in 2014-15.

While Alderweireld is rated as one of the most accomplished defenders in the Premier League, former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes Spurs should cash in on Alderwiereld this summer after he lost his place in the Spurs team in recent months.

Alderweireld moved to Tottenham in a £12m deal from La Liga side Atletico Madrid in the 2015 summer transfer window.

The two subsequent seasons saw Alderweireld become an ever-present in defence for Spurs and playing a key role in their rise up the top echelons of English football.

Manchester United are unwilling to match Tottenham's demands for Toby Alderweireld and will walk away from the deal unless a compromise can be reached imminently.

The club can activate a one-year extension on Alderweireld's contract when it runs out next year, but a clause in the contract means that they will be obliged to sell for £25m from July 2019 onwards.

United have already got a couple of bits of business done this summer. The Standard claim Tottenham's interest in Frenchman Anthony Martial has strengthened Man Utd's position, and it may make Spurs more open to negotiating a fee.

It has been reported that Spurs are asking for more than the £55 million transfer fee that the Red Devils are willing to pay for the Belgium worldwide centre-back.

Reports have been rife about a possible defensive shuffle at the club, with the likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones facing the axe, while Eric Bailly, too, faces an uncertain future.

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