United confident of Alderweireld switch

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There is plenty of Manchester United gossip doing the rounds in the papers with the English giants linked with a whole host of star names. However, with Tottenham demanding as much as £75 million for his services, the 20-time English champions were dissuaded from making a move for the Belgian.

According to a report by The Sun, Manchester United have received a major blow in their pursuit of Barcelona defender Yerry Mina.

Manchester United withdrawn this interest in Mina as an alternative to other options Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire and so Mina has reportedly agreed to join Everton.

Today, United are closing in on Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld....

The 29-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2018-19 season unless Spurs decide to activate a clause in his contract.

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Mina, despite his efforts during this summer's World Cup, is not believed to be in the plans of Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde as the club gear up for the new season.

The 83-time capped Belgium global is expected to finalize his move to the Old Trafford in the next couple of days.

Barca now have six centre-backs in their squad and only three - Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and new signing Clement Lenglet - appear guaranteed to be at the club when the season begins.

Alderweireld went to the 2018 World Cup with Belgium and started all but one game as the Red Devils finished third in Russian Federation.

A number of clubs around the world have been attempting to land Mina, with Everton and Manchester United seemingly at the front of the queue - but both teams may just be backing off. The towering defender is regarded as one of the best in his position in the Premier League, despite going through a hard 2018-19 season.

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