Toby Alderweireld
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Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are reportedly monitoring Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld.

According to the Express, The Premier League trio are interested in the defender, who has fallen down the pecking order at the Spanish capital club.

The Belgian defender was linked with a move to the Premier League last summer, but he chose to move to the La Liga instead. However, the defender failed to make an impact and it is now believed that the La Liga champions are willing to let him leave.

Arsenal are on the look-out for a central defender, and even though he played at full-back position, he is a central defender by trade, and with Thomas Vermaelen gone to Barcelona, he could be suitable back-up for Arsene Wenger's team.

The Gunners' north London rivals Tottenham are also said to be keen as the future of current defenders Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul remain uncertain and they could also partner Alderweireld with compatriot and colleague Jan Vertonghen.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have also shown an interest as Daniel Agger seems to be pushing for a move away from the club and the versatile Belgian could provide cover at various positions in defence.

It is claimed that Alderweireld could be available for a fee in the region of £8m. With all clubs looking for a back-up to their current first-choice pairing, the deal could be a possibility.

Meanwhile, Arsenal new boy Mathieu Debuchy has been talking about his decision to move to Arsenal. He admits that he said yes straight away without any hesitation or doubts. The Frenchman also confesses that Arsenal are in a whole new dimension compared to his previous clubs.

"When my agents told me Arsenal were interested, I said yes straight away! There was no question, no debate, no doubt, nothing! You don't turn down a club like Arsenal. A lot of players would like to be in my shoes right now," Debuchy said, as quoted on Arsenal's official site.

"This is another dimension. If you compare the training grounds for example, nothing at Lille or Newcastle can match the Arsenal one. It is another world," the former Newcastle defender added.