BREAKING: Man United Start Negotiations For £75m Premier League Star

Jose Mourinho with Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Sir Bobby Charlton.

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Tottenham Hotspur are holding out on a mammoth price for Toby Alderweireld as Manchester United open talks with contract rebel, according to Mirror.

Manchester United’s failure to lift any silverware in the 2017/18 campaign has left Jose Mourinho frustrated, and it is evident that he is ready to make some stellar additions to his squad this summer.

There are a number of roles in the squad that Mourinho wants to upgrade on, and Belgian ace Toby Alderweireld is one player he has been desperate to recruit for quite some time now.

The former Atletico Madrid man has rejected a couple of chances to extend his stay with Tottenham Hotspur, and reports earlier claimed that Spurs were ready to let him leave for around £55m this summer.

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Manchester United are in pole position to sign him up, while there are a few other clubs in England and in Europe who are also interested.

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And Spurs chairman Daniel Levy now wants to take advantage of this situation, as he is now demanding a hefty price for Alderweireld.

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld before the match.

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It is understood that the 29-year old has a release clause of just £25m in his contract which will activate next summer, and Spurs want to profit from this sale as much as they can, which is why they have slapped a price tag of £75m – a similar price Liverpool were made to pay for Virgil van Dijk.

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Alderweireld, who stands as one of the best defenders in the league at the moment, has been suffering from injuries recently, but is a definite upgrade on almost every option that the Red Devils have at the moment.

He will be a part of the defensive shuffle that Mourinho is planning for his squad this summer.

The likes of Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw are expected to be shown the exit door, while Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are also in danger of being sold.

So £75m on Alderweireld should not be an issue for the club, but do you think they would meet this valuation?

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