The report claims that since Alderweireld is in the final six months of his contract at Spurs, and even if the club trigger a 12-month extension, the 29-year-old would be available for £25m in the summer.
It is this situation that United want to take advantage of and are willing to move in the winter window. However, the report adds that the club will not spend more than £40million for the 29-year-old. Further, United have their eyes set on Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli.
The Red Devils have struggled to keep clean sheets this season and have conceded 26 goals from 16 games.
Tightening the defence could provide us with a base to build upon and it will be interesting to see our activity in the winter window.
Tottenham will certainly make it hard for us to sign the Belgian, but hopefully, we can persuade Daniel Levy to part with Alderweireld.