What's the story
Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld is reportedly being monitored by Serie A side AS Roma.
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AS Roma are a bit short on their defence unit after the sale of Kostas Manolas to Napoli for a transfer fee around £32.3m and the sale of Ivan Marcano back to Porto for a fee around £4.5m.
Giallorossi had been active in the market for two defenders after the departure of Manolas and Marcano. The Serie A giants have reportedly looking to sign Atalanta's Gianluca Mancini and Real Betis Marc Bartra along with Alderweireld.
The Belgian defender is now available for just £25 m with a clause in his contract making the Belgian available for the release clause in the final year of his contract. The release clause though becomes void after the 26th of July with another clause in his contract stating the release clause will be invalid two weeks before the end of the summer transfer window.
The 30-year-old centre back played a pivotal role for Tottenham Hotspur last season as they finished third in the league and reached their first-ever UEFA Champions League final.
The heart of the matter
According to Sky Sports, Serie A giants AS Roma is reportedly interested in signing 30-year-old Tony Alderweireld from Tottenham Hotspur.
The defender is available for just £25 million but the Giallorossi is yet to make an official bid for Alderweireld.
Tottenham Hotspur will start their pre-season trip to Asia, with a clash against Juventus in Singapore on July 21.
Mauricio Poechettino will be hoping for the defender to make up his mind before the start of the pre-season.
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