Man City emerge as favourites to sign Tottenham defender Alderweireld

Tottenham Hotspur have already lost Kyle Walker to Manchester City this summer, but he may be the last Spurs defender to move to the Etihad during the current transfer window with online bookmakers Ladbrokes slashing the odds on Toby Alderweireld following in the England international’s footsteps to just 5/2.

The Sunday Times reported on August 20 that Chelsea had made an enquiry for the Belgium international, who is yet to sign a new contract with the north London outfit despite the club being keen to extend his current deal, which includes a release clause that will come into action in 2019.

The Sunday Times adds that Alderweireld is unhappy with the financial terms he has been offered as chairman Daniel Levy is unwilling to break the club’s £80,000-a-week wage ceiling for the Belgian, and the 28-year-old is open to moving elsewhere with Manchester City and Inter Milan listed as two other possible destinations.

City boss Pep Guardiola is certainly looking for a new centre-back having had bids turned down for West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans, and the latest odds on Alderweireld moving north suggest they could still make a late swoop for the former Atletico Madrid man, who has established himself as one of the best in his position in the Premier League over the course of the last three seasons with Southampton and Tottenham.