Another boost for Manchester United in their pursuit of Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.
But, first things first. Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has reportedly agreed on personal terms on a deal to seal a transfer to Manchester United this summer.
That story has come from Mundo Deportivo, also suggesting that the Colombia international is valued at around €40 million by his club.
However, while Mina looks like he could be an impressive addition to the side, Stretty News sources understand there’s little to these rumours and they could be a trail left by the player’s agent in an attempt to force a move elsewhere.
That claim is partly backed up by Phil Brown, host of Beyond The Pitch, who is one of the more reliable heads when it comes to United news. He’s more often than not on the money, so if you’re on Twitter, make sure to give him a follow: @Malachians.
While Mr. Brown says United have been in touch with Mina, he urges punters to “put your money on Alderweireld not Mina” as the club apparently appear more confident about signing the Spurs defender.
Utd heavily linked with Mina but everything I’m being told is “put your money on Alderweireld not Mina”
— Pilib De Brún (Phil Brown) (@Malachians) 2 August 2018
Mourinho asked Ed Woodward to closely monitor Toby Alderweireld’s situation this summer and on Thursday it emerged that Spurs were listening to offers for not only their Belgian centre-back, but Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose.
We could get our man yet.