Transfer Talk:Manchester United set to land Tottenham defender with an improved offer worth £50m

The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are ready to table a big bid for Toby Alderweireld… Manchester United are set to table an improved £50m bid for Toby Alderweireld and will lure the Tottenham defender with a lucrative five-year contract, according to a report by TeamTalk. Jose Mourinho has signed goalkeeper Lee Grant, right-back Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred so far this summer but he knows United need to further strengthen their squad if they’re to compete with Manchester City for the title next season after finishing 19 points adrift of their rivals last year. A new centre-back is understood to be a priority as doubts continue over Phil Jones and Chris Smalling while Victor Lindelof is being linked with a move following a disappointing debut season at Old Trafford so Mourinho is on the look out for a new partner for Eric Bailly. Alderweireld has been touted as a prime target in the media for several months but according to TeamTalk, United were forced to look at alternatives after Tottenham rejected their opening £40m bid at the start of the summer with the north Londoners demanding £55m. However, now that Belgium have been knocked out of the World Cup following their semi-final defeat to France last night, TeamTalk are citing a report from the Express that claims United are ready to renew their interest in Alderweireld. The newspaper says United will test Tottenham’s resolve with an improved £50m offer in the hope that will be enough to strike a deal and are also ready to lure Alderweireld with a lucrative five-year contract worth well in excess of £120,000-a-week. The 29-year-old has two years left on his contract but his current deal includes a clause allowing him to leave for just £25m next summer so Tottenham may be tempted to cash-in now while they can still command a sizeable fee. Spurs have been unable to agree terms with the defender over a new deal and Alderweireld struggled to force his way back in to Mauricio Pochettino’s first team after recovering from a serious hamstring injury during the second half of last season.

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