Tottenham star has been linked with Arsenal.
The Gunners are considering activating the £25 million release clause in his contract.
The report also adds that Spurs are considering trying again to re-negotiate Alderweireld's contract.
The Times report Alderweireld earns £53,000 per a week, a small figure compared to the amount earned by some of his peers.
It's little wonder he has been holding out for a potential payday, whether that be at Tottenham or elsewhere.
Well if Tottenham were already considering a last ditch move to extend his deal, the Arsenal reports should be a tipping point.
They would be powerless to stop Alderweireld joining the Gunners.
It would be a nightmare for Tottenham, losing out on a key player who would strengthen their rivals.
Arsenal fans would make it unbearable for Tottenham supporters to deal with.
The Belgian deserves more than he currently earns and Spurs need to find a middle ground between his current salary and demands.
They may previously have stopped trying, but it's now time for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to hold new talks.
The possibility of losing him to Arsenal should drive this home.