CHELSEA are lining up a ‘double your money’ move for Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, according to reports.
Antonio Conte’s side have made an enquiry about the Belgium star’s interest in leaving Tottenham, report the Sunday Times.
Alderweireld has three seasons remaining on a contract that pays a basic £49,000 per week.
But the 28-year-old could expect to double that amount at Stamford Bridge, it is claimed.
It is thought that discussions between Alderweireld and the club over a new deal have progressed poorly.
The Sunday Times claim that chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to increase the centre-back’s salary to the club’s £80,000-per-week ceiling.
Spurs strengthened their defence last week with the acquisition of Davinson Sanchez – their first summer signing.
Conte has spoken of the need to add “quality and quantity” to his squad for their return to the Champions League.
Other reports claim that Conte is planning a £200million spending spree by bringing in the likes of Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk.
Spurs host Chelsea at Wembley today looking to inflict more misery on the champions after their shock 3-2 defeat to Burnley last weekend.