Saints to make Alderweireld move

Reports in England this morning claim that Southampton will make a move for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld.

The Belgian centre-back was a peripheral figure in his first season in Spain last time out, playing just 12 times as the capital club lifted the title.

As such, the 25-year-old is likely to leave Vicente Calderon before the window shuts next Monday.

Several clubs are thought to be interested in his services, including Bayer Leverkusen and Spartak Mosocw.

But The Times suggest that Ronald Koeman will hope to persuade the former Ajax man to leave Spain and go to England.

Atleti are thought to be ready to listen to offers for Alderweireld.

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