Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

French Giants Join Hunt for Spurs Defender

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

French Giants Join Hunt for Spurs Defender

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PARIS Saint-Germain have intensified their interest in Toby Alderweireld after Tottenham activated the release clause in his contract.

Spurs took up their one-year option in Alderweireld's deal until 2020 but also triggered the Belgian's £25m summer buy-out clause, which is active until the last two weeks of the summer transfer window.

United considered a deal for Alderweireld, 29, last summer and intermediaries were in dialogue as late as the penultimate day of the shortened window. However, highlevel Reds sources questioned then manager Jose Mourinho's 'shortterm' approach in the transfer market and Alderweireld remained at Spurs.

Although PSG could wait until the close season to sign Alderweireld, Spurs are about to sell midfielder Mousa Dembele to Beijing Guoan for £11m. …

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