Life is rarely simple at Tottenham and the club's attempt to sign Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid has taken a twist amid reports the Spanish club have failed to buy out a clause in his loan deal with Southampton.
That clause allowed the Saints to sign the Belgian defender for £6.8million and reports suggest Southampton may consider legal action if Alderweireld goes elsewhere.
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Meanwhile, reports in Belgium state the player is heading to London to have a medical with Spurs with a view...