Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Yerry Mina and Anthony Martial

Yerry Mina and Anthony Martial

Although the centre-half featured sparsely last season after a falling out with Mauricio Pochettino, Alderweireld is still a top-class defensive option and cannot simply be replaced in the pecking order by the likes of Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Manchester United have withdrawn their interest in signing Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, Goal understands.

The new season is approaching with the transfer window set to slam shut next Thursday.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is a known admirer of Alderweireld's and the clubs CEO Ed Woodward has been trying to broker a deal for the defender since May. But the Foxes rejected a £65m bid for Maguire, which forced United to look elsewhere.

Sky Sports are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur is ready to sell Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld this summer.

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A conclusion between the two clubs is being approached for around £60m. According to a report in the Mirror, Alderweireld will be joining United for £60m.

He enjoyed a stint at Southampton before sealing a move to Spurs in 2015.

The Belgian global struggled to secure first team football at Spurs last season as Mauricio Pochettino opted for Davinson Sanchez alongside Jan Vertonghen for much of the campaign amid a contract stand-off with the club.

United monitored his situation closely and was always the top most priority.

The 6ft 5in centre back did go and have a strong World Cup campaign with Colombia, scoring three goals in three games, but his defending remains raw and rough around the edges, with major development needed.

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