United 'Hopeful' Of Completing Alderweireld Move

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United were initially chasing Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld but couldn't agree with the club on a transfer fee and so moved on to the Englishman.

If Spurs were to sell Dembele without a proper replacement, then their midfield would be extremely thin when compared to other supposed title contenders.

Alderweireld, who has entered the final 12 months of his contract, would be available for £25m if Tottenham activate an option to extend his deal for a further season.

Alderweireld and Rose have always been linked with a move to Manchester United, with the former seeming like a flawless fit for Jose Mourinho's need for a center back as the pursuit of Leicester and England star Harry Maguire seems to have run its course with the Foxes wanting over $100 million for the defender.

The Brazil global, 29, is contracted to the Blues until the summer of 2020. Dembele has been linked with a move to Inter Milan with the silky midfielder somewhat falling out of favor at Tottenham last season despite showing flashes of brilliance on the ball over the past five seasons at Spurs.

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Finally some great news for Manchester United fans in the transfer window.

Jose had also handed a list of defenders to the United board that included Leicester City's Harry Maguire.

According to The Mirror, there has been a breakthrough between the two clubs and United now believe they will get their man inside the next 48 hours.

Of course that was never going to happen so the Portuguese manager moved on to Mina after he impressed with his performances at the World Cup.

Manchester United boss Mourinho has been on the hunt for an experienced centre-back to partner Eric Bailly.

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