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Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld says he could stay amid Manchester United links

The FC crew assess Tottenham's decision to tie Harry Kane down to a new six-year contract ahead of the World Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has said he could stay at the club despite reports that he would leave in the summer.

Belgium international Alderweireld has been linked with Manchester United after failing to agree a new Spurs deal.

"Yeah, why not? he said when asked after his country's friendly win over Costa Rica whether he could stay. "I have two years left on my contract. I don't know what is going to happen."

Earlier this month, sources told ESPN FC that Tottenham and United and Tottenham were around £20 million apart in their valuations of Alderweireld.

United had hoped to tie up a deal for the defender before the World Cup but were unable to agree a fee.

Sources said they were willing to pay around £50m but Spurs value the 29-year-old at closer to £70m.

Alderweireld has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave for £25m next summer if he has not reached agreement over a new contract.

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