Manchester United to sign Toby Alderweireld in next 48 hours

  • Manchester United to sign Toby Alderweireld in next 48 hours

Manchester United to sign Toby Alderweireld in next 48 hours

There is plenty of Manchester United gossip doing the rounds in the papers with the English giants linked with a whole host of star names.

Manchester United are set to complete a £60m move for Tottenham Hotspur and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld in the next 48 hours, according to a report. The report states that the player was close to signing a huge five-year deal with the Red Devils.

Toby Alderweireld has been United's top target for this transfer window.

Over weeks, a deal with Tottenham for Alderweireld had stalled and that's where many other names came to the fore.

Manchester United have opened talks with the entourage of Everton and Wolves target Yerry Mina over the possibility of signing him this summer.

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     Man Utd wanted to sign Toby Alderweireld
EPA TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR Man Utd wanted to sign Toby Alderweireld

However, the two clubs are said to be at odds over the fee, with Barca asking for €40 million for Mina, who they signed for just €11m from Palmeiras in January.

However, Goal understands United have pulled the plug on a move for Mina, focussing their attentions on landing Alderweireld instead.

The Colombia global only joined the La Liga outfit in January - but a lack of playing time and the arrival of former Sevilla man Clement Lenglet has alerted many clubs in Europe to the potential availability of the 23-year-old. Jose could possibly line the player up alongside Eric Bailly for the 2018-19 season.

Sources have confirmed to ESPN FC that Barca have received approaches for Mina from several clubs, including Premier League sides, following the Colombian defender's impressive World Cup. Hopefully, the impending capture of the Tottenham superstar puts the Portuguese in a good mood heading into United's first Premier League game of the season against Leicester City in the upcoming week.