Tottenham boss Pochettino happy to keep Alderweireld

Aug 10, 2018, 00:11
Tottenham boss Pochettino happy to keep Alderweireld

The Chilean scored just three times in 18 games as United ended the season without a trophy.

Manchester United's hopes of signing a centre-back before the transfer deadline rest on clubs and agents lowering their demands, sources have told ESPN FC.

The Gunners did not make a move for Croatia defender Domagoj Vida, despite rumours to the contrary.

United are aware of the fact that Hotspurs can back-out from the deal anytime before the transfer deadline day, so United are searching for the alternative for the defender.

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After clubs in the top flight and Football League agreed to shut the window on the eve of the Premier League season instead of the end of August, it appeared managers and owners were attempting to reduce the mayhem of the window.

The report also claimed that United boss, Jose Mourinho views Leicester City's Harry Maguire as a gamble and would prefer having Alderweireld in his backline. The Belgium worldwide is also keen on playing for the Red Devils but the two clubs are not close in their valuation of the player and United have not submitted a formal offer to Spurs.

Elsewhere, Everton are hopeful of tying up a deal for Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina, who scored three times for Colombia at the World Cup.

"My view is that it is hard for me to believe that we finished second", he said.

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The midfielder, who shone as France won the World Cup in Russian Federation last month, is reported to have told his team-mates he is desperate to leave for Spain.

The move was created to ease disruption in the first few weeks of the campaign after a number of high-profile players including Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho and Virgil van Dijk missed matches at the start of last season due to transfer speculation.

"The list that I gave you before of the injured players is an important list and today after training I will speak with that group of players (back from the World Cup) because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how available they feel".

"The information I have is no", said Mourinho when asked if he would be adding to his squad. You have to try your best to get points and even with the difficulties that we had with our pre-season, now I don't think is the time to be speaking about that. The players with a proper pre-season, they are fit and they are strong. I just don't know, if I was an owner, I'm thinking, 'Well you've had a lot of money on these players, you don't fancy them.

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