Arsenal, Chelsea interested as Spurs rebel follow’s Eriksen’s lead and wants out

Date published: Wednesday 4th December 2019 12:18

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Toby Alderweireld is understood to have followed Christian Eriksen’s lead and told Tottenham he intends to leave, with Chelsea and Arsenal believed to be interested.

Erisken, according to The Telegraph, remains adamant he will not sign a new deal at Spurs and with his contract up next summer, reports claim Daniel Levy will put him up for sale next month.

If Belgium defender Alderweireld has followed suit, as per Don Balon, then the centre-back could also be sold next month in order for Spurs to cash in on the player rather than lose him for free in June.

The dubious Spanish source claim that Real Madrid are hoping to get a deal done for the 30-year-old in January with Chelsea, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan also interested in the defender.

Alderweireld is free to talk to foreign clubs next month with his contract up next summer with the outlet suggesting the player has decided to finally move on.



New Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has admitted to holding talks with Eriksen, Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, but has refused to divulge the outcome of those talks with the players and Levy.

Mourinho said: “I’m not going to discuss these individual things. If I tell you that I didn’t speak with Mr (Daniel) Levy about Eriksen, Alderweireld and Vertonghen, I would be lying. So, yes I’m speaking with Mr Levy about it.

“At the same time, I speak also with the players, with all of them. We speak and try to understand every detail but it’s not something I’m going to discuss.”

Both Arsenal and Chelsea could benefit from a experienced figure like Alderweireld at the back, who has made 155 Premier League appearances.

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