Man United & Toby Alderweireld
According to the Mirror on Sunday, Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld may finally be on his way to Manchester United.
The Premier League summer transfer window slams shut on Thursday at 5pm UK time.
One of the deals Man United are hoping to complete before the window shuts is the addition of a new centre half.
So many centre-halves have been linked with Man United this summer.
They include Barcelona’s Yerry Mina, Leicester’s Harry Maguire and Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld.
For the Mirror, Alderweireld may be a Man United player by Tuesday.
Tottenham ‘breakthrough’ with Man United
According to the tabloid, Man United have achieved a “breakthrough” in their transfer talks with Spurs. Readers are told:
Manchester United are closing in on a £60 million deal for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.
Mirror Football understands that there has been a breakthrough between the two clubs and that United believe they will get their man inside the next 48 hours.
For the avoidance of doubt, if Man United sign Alderweireld, the Red Devils will not sign Yerry Mina.
Yerry Mina’s agent ‘moves goalposts’
On the topic of Yerry Mina, the Sun claim that the Colombian’s agent have ruined hopes of a deal with Man United.
Indeed, the Sun say that Mina to Man United has “collapsed”. Readers are told:
Manchester United now have just four days to find a central defender after pulling the plug on the Colombian because of a row over agent’s fees.
Old Trafford bigwigs are fuming because Mina’s adviser Felipe Russo moved the goalposts. Russo angered them by asking for more and different payments.
Mina is believed to have agreed a 5-year deal to join Man United, before the problems with his agent arose.
Could he join Everton instead? Everton have been chasing Yerry Mina as well this summer.