TOBY ALDERWEIREDL’S move to Roma is reportedly set to collapse as Spurs chairman Daniel Levy won’t budge on the £25m fee.
The Belgian centre-half has that figure set as his release fee, but Roma want to explore lowering the amount to pay.
But according to Italian news-site Il Tempo, Levy “doesn’t move an inch” and there has been a “sharp refusal” to negotiate the price.
SunSport reported that the Italian club had already thrashed out persona terms with the player’s agent.
The 30-year-old defender has long been linked with a move away from North London with Manchester United thought to be leading the chase for his services.
Despite being linked with United, Arsenal and Juventus, Roma are the only club to have expressed a firm interest in the centre-back.
WAGES ALREADY AGREED
And Calcio Mercato claim their new sporting director, Gianluca Petrachi, has already made him an offer to join the Serie A outfit.
Their report states the chief met with Alderweireld’s agent, Stijn Francis, yesterday.
And he has offered the Belgian an annual wage of £3.14m-a-year plus bonuses.
Now all that remains to be agreed is a transfer fee.
Roma are reluctant to fork out £25m and hope to pay nearer the £20m mark, with Spurs understandably looking for more.
As it stands, the former Ajax, Atletico Madrid and Southampton ace is on course to be on Spurs’ pre-season tour to Asia.