Manchester United is ready to sign Toby Alderweireld by triggering the Tottenham defender's £ 25m release clause, according to reports.
Jose Mourinho wanted to sign a center before he was fired in December and his replacement, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is also intent on strengthening his defensive options.
The Belgian international Alderweireld is considered one of the best defenders of the Premier League and has collected over 150 appearances for the Spurs since it was signed by the Atletico Madrid in 2015.
The United States was interested in bringing Alderweireld to the Old Trafford last summer and revived their interest in the thirty-year-old before the summer transfer window.
The Sun says that Manchester United is ready to meet Alderweireld's £ 25m buy-out clause, which will be available at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
However, it is said that the Red Devils still have to get in touch with rivals from the Premier League Tottenham for the move.
Alderweireld hopes to be able to shoot Tottenham for victory against Manchester City in the Champions League – the first leg of the quarter-final clash will take place north of London on Tuesday night.
The Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward is under pressure to deliver the new manager Solskjaer in the transfer market and the club has been strongly tied to a move for Jadon Sancho.
The British international is valued at 100 million pounds from the Bundesliga's Borussia Dortmund.
Solskjaer's United will face Wednesday at Old Trafford on Wednesday, hoping to support their incredible European PSG victory last month.
And the Manchester club is the promising striker Marcus Rashford who will be able to face Barça, with Solskjaer who told reporters Tuesday: "We hope he is ready.
"He needed further warm-up and I hope he doesn't have a reaction. In the end he took part in it, but he couldn't participate in the fun part of the workout."
The Red Devils, currently sixth, return to the Premier League this weekend at West Ham.