A Tottenham spokesman was unavailable for comment when contacted by AFP in London.
Operating with a back three, Chelsea ideally would want five if not six centre-backs in their squad to give them ideal cover across all four fronts and the Blues are in the market for another when the summer transfer window opens.
Interest from other clubs is also born from the ongoing contract stand-off between the club and Alderweireld, with the defender said to be demanding a huge new wage of around £150,000-a-week, a sum which would smash the current wage structure at the north London club.
European Union growth approaches pre-crisis levels
Germany's GDP grew 0.6% in the year's final three months, France's by 0.6%, Spain's by 0.7% and the UK's by 0.5%. Confidence and employment levels are also recovering to pre-financial crisis levels.
Given that is more than affordable for the likes of Real, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, Spurs need to get him tied to new terms soon or cash in on him this summer, when they will still be able to demand an adequately hefty fee.
Marouane Fellaini will be leaving Manchester United this summer after agreeing a move to Besiktas, claims Turkish outlet Foto Mac.
Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is preparing for a move to the MLS by looking at houses in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. The 25-year-old made his fifth start of the season against Juventus as he continues to work his way back from a troublesome hip injury.
Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4 First Impressions
The phone is launched in two variants in India and the biggest highlight of the phone is its RAM and Camera specifications. Colour options are Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold. 5- The Mi TV 4 will be available in India from 2PM, February 22.
MAN CITY CLOSE TO FRED DEALThis has been coming for quite some time but The Times now claim that "Manchester City are close to completing a £50million deal for the Brazilian midfielder Fred", though of course he can not join until the summer. The 36-year-old Swede has not played for United since Boxing Day.
The newspaper says the duo have been alerted to Alderweireld's complex contract situation as although his current deal is set to expire in 2019, Spurs have the option of an automatic one-year extension.
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A Kansas local filed paperwork this weekend to enter his three-year-old wire terrier, Angus, in the race for governor . That's because Angus is a dog. "In Kansas, if you're not a Republican you're not going to win", Woolley said.