Centre-back frozen out last season after rejecting new deal and is set on an Old Trafford switch, but Spurs are demanding up to £75m for his services
Toby Alderweireld will run down his Spurs contract and demand a move away if his club do not let him join Manchester United, according to reports.
The Belgian centre-back refused to sign a new £130,000-a-week deal last season and has been an outcast since, but Spurs still want £75million for him, which has put United off a deal.
Alderweireld, 29, is desperate for a United move and will turn down any other interested parties, according to the Mirror.
His current Spurs deal has only 11 months to run, but the club have the option to trigger a one-year extension.
That would however activate a clause allowing him to leave for £25m.
Alderweireld’s desire to quit White Hart Lane could leave Spurs in the lurch with just Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen and Juan Foyth as out-and-out centre-halves in the squad.
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Spurs are still yet to make a signing this summer and have just six days remaining before the window shuts on August 9.
Fans are growing impatient with the club as they await arrivals.
Several key players, including Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, as well as boss Mauricio Pochettino, have extended their contracts with the club but there have been no new faces.
And Spurs supporters fear this could be the start of a lean period in the transfer market as the club look to fund their £1bn new stadium, with key names such as Alderweireld needing to bring in big sizeable returns.