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Tottenham transfer news: Toby Alderweireld could be set for Spurs exit as club refuse to break wage structure

The 28-year-old's contract expires with the Lilywhites in 2019, and he is believed to be seeking wages of over £110,000-a-week

Tottenham face losing Toby Alderweireld in the summer with the club refusing to break their wage structure.

The 28-year-old is considered to be among the best centre-backs in the Premier League, and could move on from North London in 2018.

Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld has thrived in North London since joining in 2015

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Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld has thrived in North London since joining in 2015

The 28-year-old’s contract expires in 2019, with fears he could be sold by Spurs next summer

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The 28-year-old’s contract expires in 2019, with fears he could be sold by Spurs next summer

According to the Daily Mail, Alderweireld – who earns £50,000-a-week – is seeking north of Spurs’ £110,000-a-week wage ceiling.


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However, chairman Daniel Levy has failed to make a breakthrough in negotiations as the Belgian international pushes for perhaps the last big contract of his career.

His importance in the side has showed in his absence, since picking up a hamstring injury against Real Madrid earlier this month, Tottenham have won just once in four league games.

The Lilywhites have dropped out of the title race, and have subsequently slid down the table into seventh spot – four points behind rivals Arsenal.

The Belgian international has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury against Real Madrid

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The Belgian international has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury against Real Madrid

In Toby Alderweireld’s absence, Tottenham have dropped to seventh in the Premier League

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In Toby Alderweireld’s absence, Tottenham have dropped to seventh in the Premier League

The report adds that Mauricio Pochettino’s men have the option of extending his contract by a further year, but it would activate a release clause.

Should Spurs take up the option of triggering the extension, the former Atletico Madrid star would be allowed to leave for just £25million.

But in the current market, Alderweireld could easily command a fee in excess of £50m.

He is believed to be in no rush to put pen to paper on a new deal, despite his side desperate to tie him down.

London rivals Chelsea are reported to be interested in his services, while Pep Guardiola is eyeing up the ex-Ajax ace as a long-term successor to Vincent Kompany at Manchester City.

Since joining from Atletico for a fee of £11.5m in 2015, Alderweireld has racked up 109 appearances for Spurs, scoring on six occasions.