Spurs Ready to Sell Toby Alderweireld As Player’s Relationship With Club Continues to Deteriorate

Tottenham star defender Toby Alderweireld could be on the brink of an exit, according to reports coming from Belgium.

The centre-back has been at loggerheads with the club over a new deal for some time now, and HLN have suggested that the North London side are now looking to offload him for £50m, before a contractual clause allowing him to depart for as little as £25m comes into play.

Alderwiereld is currently on international duty with the Belgian national side, and Roberto Martinez has indicated that the player is fit and ready to play, despite not being used by Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham for a spell.

HLN are claiming that Spurs are no longer pushing for Alderweireld to sign a new deal as it has become clear that the divide between what they’re willing to pay and what the Belgian actually wants is too great to accommodate a compromise.

Daniel Levy isn’t willing to go over the 120,000-a-week cap at the club, but Alderwireld wants something in the region of 180,000, as well as bonuses likened to what Virgil van Dijk is raking in at Liverpool.

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The club are prepared to sell the defender, according to the source named above, who have gone as far as claiming that he will say that everything is fine at the club should he be questioned over his future whilst on international duty.

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​​Spurs are understood to be quite keen on keeping Alderweireld, yet they aren’t willing to give into his wage demands and would rather let him go for a £50m fee in the summer.


PHOTO: Man Utd’s Beautiful Blue and Gold 3rd Kit for 2018/19 Season Leaks Online

Photos of Manchester United’s third kit for next season have supposedly been leaked online, and the strip isn’t shabby at all.

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The images, revealed by the ever-dependable ​Footy Headlines, should have fans brimming with excitement, given the mixed feelings they’ve had over third kits in recent years.

If Footy Headlines’ prediction comes to fruition, United will quite possibly score huge points with supporters as the new threads will come in a neat, midnight shade of blue, as well as aesthetically sound gold trim.

Take a look at the photos below

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Footy Headlines also report that the exact design is still unknown, and the second picture is simply a prediction of what it could look like based on what has been leaked so far.

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​​United are expected to release the third kit this August, roughly one year removed from their dropping of this season’s strip.


Chelsea Consider Shock Move for Man Utd Star After Recent Fallout With Jose Mourinho

​Chelsea are reportedly contemplating making a move for Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, with the player still unfancied by manager Jose Mourinho.

Shaw was withdrawn at half time at the weekend against Brighton for failing to carry out the Portuguese’s instructions, and the 22-year-old is supposedly unhappy with Mourinho’s comments and general treatment of him.

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The Englishman has had his injury problems but has failed to establish himself as a regular when fit, leading to speculation that his attitude is not right and that that is the reason for Mourinho’s ‘brutal’ treatment of him.

In the past, Mourinho described one of Shaw’s performances as ‘his body with my brain’, and told him to ‘accelerate the learning process’.

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The Brighton game and its immediate aftermath appear to have signalled the beginning of the end for Shaw, and the ​Mail report that Chelsea could steal in at the end of the season if Mourinho is still at the helm at Old Trafford.

Shaw supports Chelsea, and there could well be a rebuilding process at Stamford Bridge this summer given the way their season has panned out under Antonio Conte.

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Shaw is said to be so upset by his treatment he is considering taking the situation up with chief executive Ed Woodward, who is supposedly plotting a £40m swoop for Fulham teen sensation Ryan Sessegnon – ​a target for a number of big clubs – as his replacement.


Nemanja Matic Admits Jose Mourinho Is a ‘Difficult’ Coach to Play Under After Squad Criticism

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has admitted that Jose Mourinho is a very difficult coach to play under as a result of his desire to keep on winning.

The Serbian scored United’s second against Brighton on the weekend as the Red Devils progressed to the FA Cup semis and was just one of three players – the other two being Romelu Lukaku and David de Gea – who was spared the boss’ wrath following the win.

Having worked with the Portuguese tactician at Chelsea, Matic knows exactly what his manager expects and has urged his teammates to fall in line.

“It is very difficult to work with him because he always wants more and more,” he explained after Saturday’s win (H/T the Mail). “Even if you win the league he wants to win again next season. He is like this and the players need to be ready for that.

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“He is special because he wants to win always. You can see when we lose a game he cannot accept that. Probably that’s why he won more than 20 trophies in his life. Because at this high level, at Manchester United and where I used to play at Chelsea, the players need to be ready for that because the pressure is big.”

United will have to get past Tottenham in the cup semis and then play either Chelsea or Southampton in the final. But according to Matic, FA Cup success will not make United’s campaign a great one.


The Old Trafford side have very little hope of beating Manchester City to the Premier League title, while they have already exited the Champions League. The FA Cup is now their only avenue for silverware, yet that won’t satisfy the Serbian.

“You have four competitions in the season. If you win one for me it is not enough, but you always have to do your best,” he added.

“In the Premier League, when you are in the first four this is not perfect, but [it] is good to play for the Champions League next season. If you win the FA Cup, I cannot say it is a successful season, but it’s a good season.”


Leicester City to Rival Premier League Suitors in Race for Outcast Man Utd Defender

Leicester City are prepared to go toe to toe with the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham in the race to sign Manchester United defender Luke Shaw this summer.

The full back has struggled to make his mark at Old Trafford since completing a £33m move to Manchester in 2014, making just 62 appearances during his injury-hit four-year spell at the club.

Shaw’s current deal with United is set to expire at the end of the season and he has been attracting interest from a number of Premier League sides, but the 22-year-old will likely see his contract extended by an extra year due to a clause the club can activate.

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Spurs are known to be long-term admirers of the defender and the Daily Star claim Shaw could be used in a swap deal that would see Danny Rose complete a move to Old Trafford.

However, Leicester City are the latest side to declare their hopes of signing the left back and interest elsewhere from Chelsea and Southampton could see a bidding war insue this summer.

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Tensions between Shaw and José Mourinho haven’t helped the defender in breaking back into the Manchester United first team and the Daily Telegraph claim that some of his teammates believe the former Southampton star is being “bullied” by the Portuguese manager.

Shaw’s promising career for club and county took a major setback in 2015 when he suffered a horrific leg break during a match against PSV Eindhoven – an injury which kept the youngster out of action for 305 days.

Although Shaw’s Manchester United career will likely come to an end this summer, the 22-year-old still has bags of potential and a move elsewhere could see him work his way back into contention for a place in the England squad at Euro 2020.

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