Manchester United are very close to a £60million deal for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.
Jose Mourinho made signing the Belgian centre-back a top priority at the end of last season, but United were not willing to meet Spurs’ £75million valuation of the 29-year-old who would be available for a third of that price next year.
Mirror Football claims that there has been a breakthrough between the two clubs and that United believe they will get their man within the next 48 hours.
That made United make an initial £50million offer in May, but they started looking at Leicester’s Harry Maguire and Barca’s Yerry Mina when the London club refused to budge on their asking price.
Mourinho has told the Old Trafford board that he needs a high-class centre-back with experience after signing Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof – and now it seems the United manager has finally got his man after playing a waiting game.
United beat rivals Manch City to the £53million capture of Shakhtar Donesk’s Brazilian midfielder Fred.