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Alderweireld could leave Spurs on a free next summer

Tottenham Hotspur are facing the prospect of losing defender Toby Alderweireld on a free transfer after failing to find any suitors for his services.

The Belgian was heavily linked with an exit earlier in the summer with reports suggesting that he has a £25m release clause which could be triggered until the final fortnight of the English transfer window.

However, none of the interested clubs were prepared to match that figure and Spurs are now concerned that they may lose him on a free when his contract expires next summer, The Mirror claims.

Alderweireld has continued to remain a regular under Mauricio Pochettino this term and there are suggestions that he won't be short of suitors when he is available on a Bosman.

Aside from Aldeiweireld, Spurs find themselves in a similar position with respect to Christian Eriksen, who has shown no interest in extending his deal beyond the summer of 2020.

The Denmark international has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, but that appears unlikely to happen with Los Blancos recently switching their attention towards Ajax's Donny van de Beek.