Tottenham swoop to sign top Chelsea target after Blues swap deal stalls

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Tottenham Hotspur look the new favourites to sign Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld in the coming weeks after Chelsea put the deal on hold.

Reports claim the Blues had been considering a swap deal for the Belgian international, which would also have seen Filipe Luis move in the other direction and rejoin his old club.

However, Spurs are now ahead of both Chelsea and Southampton in the running, despite the Saints being desperate to wrap up a permanent deal for the player they had on loan last season.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Alderweireld will complete his move to White Hart Lane after his honeymoon in Bali, with most of the details close to being finalised.

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