Toby Alderweireld may well have been on his way to Manchester United this summer, but as things have turned out, the defender is currently still on the Tottenham Hotspur payroll.
But if The Sun are to be believed, that might not be the case for very long. Their report claims that Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign the Belgian, after the Mancunian giants gave it up only a week ago.
Bayern are in the market for a defender, after multiple reports emerged over the questionable future of centre-back Jerome Boateng.
The German was himself linked with a move to Manchester United, but politely declined the offer by hinting that he had a better chance of winning the Champions League with Bayern than with the Red Devils.
While Boateng’s move to Old Trafford may have broken down, it does seem like a huge possibility that the 2014 World Cup winner could end up at Paris Saint-Germain very soon, with personal terms reportedly agreed already.
If Boateng does end up leaving, it leaves a massive void in the heart of the Bavarian side’s defence, and Alderweireld might well be the man to fill it.
The Spurs player has fallen out of favour with current boss Mauricio Pochettino after a stuttering start to last season, which was made worse by an injury and the arrival of Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez.
With his playing time now in question, a move to the Allianz Arena might be the best way to start afresh for the former Atletico Madrid man.
Alderweireld had earlier revealed that he was willing to wait out his contract in order to seal a Manchester United move next summer, but frustration over a starting place and United’s hesitancy in signing players may well be the difference behind where the Belgian ends up.