Mourinho steals the march on Chelsea for Spurs ace

EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 16/05/2018

PSG ready to battle Man United & Chelsea for Spurs star

Manchester United appear close to sealing a deal for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld this summer.

The Belgian appears to have fallen out favour at Spurs and the North London club are looking to offload the defender and United are looking to swoop and seal a deal for the former Southampton defender.

And, according to the Evening Standard, United are preparing to fork out £40million for the defender in a bid to further shore up their defence.

Mauricio Pochettino will then use that money to bankroll a move for Ajax starlet Matthijs de Ligt, who could set Spurs back £50m.

United came in for Alderweireld earlier this year but he is understood to have waved away their offer – which is believed to have been around £120,000 per week, a marked improvement on his current £50,000-a-week salary.

Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are all said to be interested but Jose Mourinho will to go all out to bring the defender, who has greatly enhanced his reputation since arriving in England back in 2015, to Old Trafford.