The Red Devils have reportedly been monitoring Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, as well as Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane and winger Gareth Bale, as well as West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic.
Apparently United "are in talks with Spurs over the Belgium international" and negotiations are progressing slowly if steadily, although a sticking point is Tottenham's asking price of more than £70m, which is about £20m too high for United.More news: Why Angelina Jolie Could Lose Custody of Her Kids to Brad Pitt
Tottenham are rumoured to have offered Alderweireld a deal worth £130,000 a week during the 2017-18 season but the Manchester United target wants £180,000 a week.
Fred has the power and tenacity to form a solid double-pivot with Nemanja Matic when Jose Mourinho sees the need to manage the game, but it would be simplistic to describe him as a holding midfielder.
United and Spurs were said to have reached a stalemate with neither club willing to budge on their evaluation.More news: Bethesda teases The Elder Scrolls VI with first trailer at E3 2018
United have been strongly linked with a move for Toby Alderweireld but TeamTalk claim the Red Devils are refusing to meet Tottenham's £70m asking price having made it clear they won't go above £55m for the Belgian worldwide so Mourinho has drawn-up a list of alternatives.
Meanwhile what about the man behind the back four?
United have been heavily linked with a move for Alderweireld during the current transfer window due to the Belgian's uncertain future in North London beyond next season. According to the Daily Express United "are in pole position to sign Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford".More news: P.E.I. premier supports Trudeau trade retaliation