United confident of Alderweireld switch

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Manchester United have finally made progress in their protracted pursuit of Toby Alderweireld, after arriving at a compromise with Tottenham over a £60 million fee, reports the Mirror.

Manchester United have been linked with a whole host of players in the last few weeks as they look to bolster their squad ahead of next season.

Manchester United have been searching desperately for a defender.

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Leicester City's Harry Maguire and Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld are believed to be their primary targets, but Manchester United are unsure of getting deals done for either in time. Clubs around Europe know that the Red Devils have money to spend and are pricing a premium on their players to make the move to Old Trafford.

The report claims that United are angry with Mina's representative as he attempted to change the terms of the transfer in the closing stages of negotiations.

However, Goal understands United have pulled the plug on a move for Mina, focussing their attentions on landing Alderweireld instead.

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It had earlier been reported that the Toffees were frustrated that Mina had used their interest in him to try and broker a move to United and therefore would no longer be pursuing him.

The defender did have a strong 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign, as he played an important hand in leading Belgium to the third-place finish in this summer's showpiece event.

The Goodison Park club are keen to add to their defensive stocks and have targeted the 23-year-old, who put in a series of excellent performances for his country at the World Cup in Russian Federation. Far more than Yerry MIna would cost but experienced in the Premier League.

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But a new challenge in the Premier League now seems forthcoming.

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