Chelsea are reportedly set to rival Manchester United for the services of Toby Alderweireld who is presently out of favour with Mauricio Pochettino.

According to reports, the Blues are willing to release nothing less than £40million so as to lure the player to Stamford Bridge ahead of Manchester United who are also eyeing a move for his signature.

Toby Alderweireld has failed to establish himself at the Wembley stadium this season despite being one of the best defenders in the leagues some seasons ago.

Due to his inability to feature in as many matches as he would have loved to this season, the Belgian international is reportedly set to move out of the club this summer.

His contract with the North London club is set to expire in 2019 but he is tipped by fans and pundits to be heading to the club’s exit door, with Manchester United believed to be his next destination.

Chelsea and Manchester United are not just the clubs aiming for the 29-year-old’s services during the summer transfer window, Real Madrid, Paris St-German and Barcelona are all keeping a close tab on his situation at the Wembley stadium.

Alderweireld was left out of Pochettino’s team list in the team’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Lillywhites came from behind to record their first-ever victory over the Blues at Stamford Bridge in 28 years.


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