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Man Utd Close To Signing R1bn Star?

Manchester United Close To Signing £60m Star?

By David Kappel - Aug 06, 2018 01:37 PM @kappilinho

The English transfer window shuts in just four days, and Manchester United are still linked with a host of players. The latest reports suggest that the club is finally closing in on a R1 billion target of Jose Mourinho's.

Click through the gallery above to see some players who are linked with a switch to United.

The Red Devils boss has made signing a centre-back a priority in this window, but the club is yet to bring in one of his targets. The English giants have been linked with England and Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng and FC Barcelona's Yerry Mina.

However, it now seems they have finally made a breakthrough in negotiations for Tottenham Hotspur and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld.

United were unwilling to meet Spurs' £75 million (R1.3 billion) asking price for the 29-year-old, whose current contract expires at the end of the 2018/19 campaign. However, Spurs have an option to extend his deal for another year, until the end of 2019/20, but the extension would include a buyout clause of just £25 million (R434 million), as reported by The Guardian.

Mirror Football has now reported there has been a breakthrough in negotiations between both clubs, and United could sign the defender before the window closes.

Alderweireld is reportedly prepared to leave for a cut-price fee in the next window and is apparently not keen on signing a new deal, which leaves Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy with the option of selling him for more than double the price in this window or relatively cheap next year.

Read: Mourinho Warns Man Utd Board

It is believed the two clubs could agree on a £60 million (R1 billion) deal in the coming hours, which would see Mourinho finally get the experienced defender he is after.

Do you think Alderweireld would be a good signing for United? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Fifi.Siwelele plus Anfield Aug 06, 2018 08:48 PM
Man utd they have money but their not signing at all why?_Also these players should be sold Johns,Smoulling,Shaw, Rojo.But its gud for us Liverpool if they remain at utd
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Fifi.Siwelele plus Anfield Aug 06, 2018 08:44 PM
I'm a Liverpool supporter but honestly Man Utd their going to struggle this season.Its the end of the Chosen1.
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Fifi.Siwelele plus Anfield Aug 06, 2018 08:41 PM
I like this Yeri Minna guy,@Liverpool
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Nemusunda86 Aug 06, 2018 08:09 PM
Good news
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 06, 2018 07:13 PM
Harry is good not boateng
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Aug 06, 2018 03:45 PM
Mou always signed defenfers, I wonder why?
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MlamuliNino Aug 06, 2018 02:08 PM
aw kodwa soccerladuma what happened to just say £75 million there is no need to come with big headings R1 Billion

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