Report: Roma meet again over Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld jumps during the International Champions Cup football tournament between English Premier League sides Manchester United and Tottenham at Hongkou Football...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld's release clause in his contract has expired.

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld jumps during the International Champions Cup football tournament between English Premier League sides Manchester United and Tottenham at Hongkou Football...

According to Calcio Mercato, Roma are in London meeting with Tottenham Hotspur representatives today over signing Toby Alderweireld.

Roma have been keen to sign Alderweireld all summer, and are willing to offer the Spurs defender a contract worth £3.2 million a year.

At the moment Roma are refusing to pay Tottenham’s asking price for the Belgian though, and the deal has just become more complicated.

 

Alderweireld’s £25 million release clause has expired, meaning Tottenham can charge even more for the centre-back now.

If Alderweireld does stay at Spurs then the London side do risk losing him a free, however, so they could be persuaded into selling if Roma present a big enough offer.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur and Leonardo Bonucci of Juventus leads the teams into the pitch prior to the International Champions Cup match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur...

It is claimed that Alderweireld would be willing to move to Roma, if a fee between the two sides is agreed.

If Spurs were to lose the experienced defender now it would be a major blow to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Alderweireld has captained Tottenham in pre-season, which just goes to highlight his important to the side, and if he was to leave White Hart Lane it would leave Pochettino’s options for the season looking weaker.

Toby Alderweireld , and Ivan Perii of Milano battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Wembley Stadium on...

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