Manchester United are chasing a £100 million double defender deal before Thursday’s transfer deadline with Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Bayern’s Jerome Boateng heading to the red half of Manchester according to TeamTalk.
HLN are claiming that the deal to sign Alderweireld from Spurs would be around the £60 million mark as Spurs stated over the weekend that they are willing to listen to offers for the Belgian international. The report claims that he wants to get the deal done and over the line before the deadline and start the season in a Manchester United shirt. Alderweireld joined Spurs in 2015 and has since become a vital part of their success. He has scored 5 goals in 85 appearances during his time with Spurs.
United have now also grown interest in Bayern defender Jerome Boateng and a bid of £44 million looks set to be on the table if the Red Devils fail to reach a deal with Barcelona for Mina. That deal looks unlikely now with Everton in the driving seat to sign him. He scored Colombia’s injury-time equaliser against England at the World Cup. It is a deal that Everton have been chasing throughout the summer.
Boateng is also drawing interest from French champions PSG who are also looking to strengthen in defence. They have extra time to seal a deal as their window does not close until the 31st August, Manchester United have until 5pm on Thursday. The German international came off the bench for Bayern against Manchester United at weekend and Jose Mourinho was asked about his interest in the player and this was his response. “My CEO knows for a long time what I want. I know that he is doing the best for me and I still have a few days left to see what happens.”