​Tottenham are prepared to sanction Toby Alderweireld's move to rivals ​Manchester United, as long as their valuation of the defender is met. 


The Belgium international has long been tipped with a move away from Spurs after falling out of favour with manager Mauricio Pochettino, and Old Trafford has since appeared to be his most likely destination.

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Jose Mourinho has placed Alderweireld atop of his transfer wish list this summer and according to ​Yahoo Sport, Spurs are willing to let the 29-year-old defender realise the move so long as United offer the right price. 


The report claims the Red Devils failed to reach an agreement with their domestic rivals during ​initial discussions which took place prior to the World Cup as United were not prepared to meet Tottenham's valuation of £75m - especially since his contract is due to expire next summer with a clause of £25m supposedly coming into effect. 

United have since received encouragement that a deal could be agreed for around £60m before the season kicks off after signalling their intentions to look elsewhere following their failed attempts earlier in the window.


Alderweireld's representatives are eager to push through a move but no decision will be made by the defender until his World Cup duties with Belgium come to a close over the weekend. 


It is also understood that United rebuffed any attempts from Spurs to secure striker Anthony Martial as a makeweight in the deal, despite the Frenchman having signalled his desire to make a move earlier in the summer.  

Alderweireld has made 109 appearances for Tottenham since joining the club in 2015, and should he secure a move to Old Trafford he would become Mourinho's fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.