Man Utd offer two players to soften Toby Alderweireld deal to Old Trafford in transfer deadline day

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ESPN are reporting Manchester United are closing in on agreeing a swap deal which could see either Chris Smalling or Rojo move to Spurs and Toby Alderweireld to Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho has indicated he wants a new centre back and have been linked with a host of star players with the likes of Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina and Jerome Boateng, but Alderweireld is Jose Mourinho’s top defensive target with less than 24 hours of the transfer window remaining.

So far, United are yet to table a bid for the 29-year-old, with Tottenham demanding a huge £75million to let him go.

It is understood Manchester United have agreed personal terms with the 29-year-old.

Tottenham would need a replacement for Alderweireld and United will move to solve that problem for Spurs with their deadline day offer.

United will suggest Tottenham can take either Chris Smalling or Marcos Rojo.

Mourinho is happy to sell Rojo but has doubts about Smalling’s long-term future at the club.

Alderweireld, on the other hand, wants to join United but would be available for £25m next summer if Tottenham activate the extension clause in his contract.

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