Tottenham will sell contract rebel Toby Alderweireld this summer, according to a report.
The club have been unable to agree a new contract with the Belgium centre-back and now, according to Belgian outlet HLN, they will sell him for €50million in the summer.
Alderweireld is out of contract in June 2019 and he is apparently “unhappy” at the club’s latest contract offer of £110,000 per week plus bonuses.
The centre-back, who is currently on around £50,000, is chasing a £140,000 a week and he has a clause in his existing deal which contains a one-year extension option, to summer 2020, but triggering that option would also activate a £25million release clause, which would kick in in the summer of 2019, as long as a transfer was completed at least 14 days before the closure of the window.
Spurs and Daniel Levy have apparently grown exasperated with trying to extend the 29-year-old’s contract and instead will try and sell him for a bigger fee this summer.
Manchester United are understood to be tracking Alderweireld and the Daily Mirror claimed he was one of Jose Mourinho’s top defensive targets.
Tottenham are also believed to be lining up a young replacement for Alderweireld.
German outlet Bild reported that Spurs had scouts watching Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard, 21, as they won 3-2 at Cologne earlier this month.