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Manchester United 'working on £55m Toby Alderweireld deal'

United 'working on £55m Alderweireld deal'
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Manchester United are confident of completing a £55m deal for Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Toby Alderweireld this summer, according to a report.

Manchester United are reportedly confident of completing a £55m deal for Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Toby Alderweireld during this summer's transfer window.

Alderweireld is widely expected to leave Spurs ahead of the 2018-19 campaign following a difficult season, and the London club are believed to be keen to sell in this transfer window rather than next summer - when the 29-year-old's contract will activate a £25m release clause.

According to Manchester Evening News, United are prepared to spend £55m in order to push through a deal for a player who was overlooked by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino in the final months of the past season.

Alderweireld, who will represent Belgium at the 2018 World Cup, has made over 100 appearances for Tottenham since joining the London club from Atletico Madrid in 2015.

The Red Devils have also been strongly linked with a move for Chelsea attacker Willian as head coach Jose Mourinho prepares to spend big in a bid to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title next season.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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