Reports: Man Utd♦ to Consider Improved Alderweireld Bid

Reports: Man Utd♦ to Consider Improved Alderweireld Bid

Manchester United could be forced to reignite their interest in Toby Alderweireld after being told that Leicester City will demand a sum in excess of £75 million ($99m) if they are to consider parting with Harry Maguire.

Reports state that United were initially keen on signing Tottenham centre-back Alderweireld but had their approach curbed by Spurs’ £75m price tag for the 29-year-old Belgian, leaving the two clubs around £20m apart in their valuations.

But after turning their attentions to Maguire as an alternative following his starring performances in England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals this summer, they have now been warned that the former Sheffield United and Hull City defender will not be available for a summer transfer unless United are willing to pay through the nose for him.

Leicester have already lost key attacker Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City this summer and have so far failed to identify a suitable replacement to step into Maguire’s shoes. As such, they are keen to do everything they can to hold on to the 25-year-old.

The news comes as United boss Jose Mourinho continues to show concern over the readiness of his squad to challenge for the Premier League.

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