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Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld says he could stay amid Manchester United links

13 June 2018

Toby or not Toby, that is the question Manchester United fans are wondering as conflicting rumours emerged about the possibility of Toby Alderweireld becoming a Red Devil.

Apparently United "are in talks with Spurs over the Belgium international" and negotiations are progressing slowly if steadily, although a sticking point is Tottenham's asking price of more than £70m, which is about £20m too high for United.

Marcus Rashford could be open to a move away from Manchester United, on loan, according to The Shields Gazette (h/t The Daily Star).

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Spurs had hoped to settle Alderweireld's future before the start of the World Cup but the Belgian has thrown the club a lifeline by suggesting he could stay in north London.

Rose expressed a desire to leave Spurs last summer, much to the chagrin of Mauricio Pochettino, but they reconciled after the 27-year-old made a decision to remain in north London.

Fred has the power and tenacity to form a solid double-pivot with Nemanja Matic when Jose Mourinho sees the need to manage the game, but it would be simplistic to describe him as a holding midfielder.

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Raphael Varane and Jerome Boateng are on Jose Mourinho's short-list as the Manchester United boss looks to sign a top class centre-back this summer, according to to the Manchester Evening News via TeamTalk.

Augsburg's Max is said to have had a fantastic season in Germany and so he's done enough to convince Mourinho to sign him.

United are understood to be paying a fee in excess of £50m to secure the 25-year-old's signature.

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Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld says he could stay amid Manchester United links