Arsenal transfer news: Gunners plotting shock move for Tottenham defender and Manchester United target Toby Alderweireld

Spurs triggered a 12-month extension on the Belgian’s deal at the beginning of the year after failing to reach an agreement over a new contract.

By taking up the extension, Spurs activated a £25million release clause which kicks in when the summer transfer window opens.

So far there have been no official approaches for the 30-year-old, though any bid that matches the release clause has to be accepted up to July 26 – two weeks before the transfer deadline.

According to The Sun, Arsenal are said to monitoring the situation of the centre-back, with the Gunners reportedly looking for cut-price deals in the market.

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