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Transfer Rumors: Barcelona Interested in Tottenham Defender Toby Alderweireld

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According to The Independent

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FC Barcelona are “monitoring Toby Alderweireld’s situation at Tottenham Hotspur, with a view to a serious bid in the summer,” according to The Independent. The Belgian’s contract runs out in 2020 but there is reportedly a clause that would allow him to leave for £25m in the summer of 2019.

The report says there is “currently an impasse in negotiations,” with Alderweireld’s representatives hoping to get wages similar to those Virgil van Dijk gets at Liverpool, reported around £180,000 a week.

Barcelona are said to be ready to try to make a bid this summer for the 28-year-old defender, as Tottenham’s position would be weakened given the looming release clause. Manchester United have also shown interest, but reportedly, they’re reluctant to deal with Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy.