Ajax chasing influential Tottenham star despite talk over exit U-turn

Ajax are reportedly considering a potential move to sign centre-back Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham in the summer transfer window.

The 32-year-old has been linked with a potential move away from Spurs, with Ajax’s Dutch rivals PSV known to be keen on his services, along with Club Brugge. But now one of his old clubs appear to have entered the race for the Belgium international.

Tottenham are expected to have an overhaul of their squad this summer, particularly defensively, while they also need a new manager.

At least one new centre-back is expected to arrive. Indeed, the likes of Milan Skriniar, Joachim Andersen and Jannik Vestergaard were all targets during Jose Mourinho’s reign.

However, with Mourinho now gone the futures of a number of Spurs players are now unclear.

One of those is Alderweireld, who has been in and out of the side this season. However, interim boss Ryan Mason did turn to the stopper in his first two games in charge.

That has led to talk that the former Southampton man has decided against a summer exit.

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Despite those reports, Belgian daily VoetbalKrant claims that Ajax are keen on re-signing him.

The defender moved through the ranks at Ajax before eventually moving on to Atletico Madrid and then heading to England.

He currently has two years left on his Spurs contract and has made 30 appearances in all competitions this season.

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Tottenham suffer Nagelsmann blow

Tottenham’s top target to replace Jose Mourinho in north London has reportedly agreed a deal to join German giants Bayern Munich this summer.

RB Leipzig chief Julian Nagelsmann was installed as the immediate favourite to replace the Portuguese, who was shown the door by Spurs last week after overseeing a poor campaign. Former player Ryan Mason has stepped in for the remainder of the season. However, he failed in his bid to land the club their first silverware since 2008, after Tottenham were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

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Bayern have also been in the hunt for a new manager after Hansi Flick announced his intention to leave.

That has led the Bavarian giants to turn to another Bundesliga boss in the shape of Nagelsmann.

However, it will cost them a world-record compensation fee to get their man. Leipzig are reportedly demanding a whopping £26m, although they have agreed to let the 33-year-old move on.

Bild states that Bayern are ready to stump up the cash to land one of the top young managers in Europe.

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