Chelsea chasing Toby Alderweireld as Tottenham contract talks continue

According to The Sun, Chelsea are looking to sign Toby Alderweireld, after the Belgian confirmed he has yet to agree on a new deal at Tottenham.

What’s the Story?

Chelsea are reportedly sniffing around Toby Alderweireld after it was revealed that the defender, who is valued at £31.5million by Transfermarkt, is yet to be offered an improved contract at Tottenham.

The 28-year-old is looking to become one of the highest earners at Spurs. However, with the strict control of wage budget imposed by Daniel Levy, the lure of a huge wage from Chelsea may be enough to persuade the Belgian to move from North to West London.

How good has Alderweireld been this season?

Once again, Alderweireld has solidified his reputation as the best defender in the Premier league with a number of fantastic performances for Spurs. While the club haven’t had the best start to their time at Wembley, the Belgian international has remained a composed figure and has looked even better than ever before.

Would Alderweireld be a good signing for Chelsea?

Chelsea have struggled to adapt to life as reigning champions under Antonio Conte. Their season has been filled with inconsistency; excellence one week, mediocrity the next.

It is clear that the Blues need some stability at the back and with Alderweireld, you couldn’t get more stable. However, if the club really want to land the Spurs star, they will likely need to pay a record sum for a defender. After all, they will be dealing with the toughest negotiator in the business in Levy.