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White Hart Lane chiefs have the option of extending the Belgian’s deal, which runs until 2019, by a further 12 months but it includes a £25million release clause that could be triggered in the summer of 2019.

The Telegraph reports that Tottenham wants to rip up Alderweireld’s deal and negotiate a new contract without any release clause.

It is said that chairman Daniel Levy and the Spurs board want to prevent the possibility of the defender leaving in 18 months for a knockdown fee,

White Hart Lane at the end of last month that he expects the Belgium international to end his stalemate with the club and pen an extension to his current deal.

In a question-and-answer session at the One Hotspur Fans’ Form, in which Levy was joined by manager Mauricio Pochettino and captain Hugo Lloris, the issue of the future of Alderweireld was raised.

Supporter @THFCsince1976 attended the event and reported Levy as saying that he was “confident” the defender will commit to a new deal.

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