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United ready to renew Alderweireld pursuit

Manchester United are ready to renew their interest in Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld.

The Old Trafford side have identified the need to recruit an experienced defender as a top priority for the summer, and are ready to go back to Spurs for a player with whom they were heavily linked when Jose Mourinho was still the manager.

The Belgian has been at loggerheads with Spurs over a new contract at White Hart Lane which he has refused to sign. In order to protect themselves against losing a valuable asset, therefore, the North London side triggered an option to further extend his current deal by a year in January.

 But, as The Sun explains, in doing so, they also activated a release clause in his contract, which means that the 30-year old is free to talk to any club that meets his £25 million valuation, although United have yet to make a formal approach to Spurs about the player.

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