Tottenham Hotspur defenders Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose are both on the radar of Manchester United as the summer transfer window looms, according to The Sun.
The Red Devils are planning for reinforcements in their backline and have identified the duo as prime targets.
Alderweireld’s future at Spurs remains in doubt as talks to renew his contract have stalled; the centre-half reportedly wants a deal worth around £140,000 each week, £30,000 higher than his club are currently willing to go.
The Belgian has been an instrumental part of Tottenham’s defence under the management of Mauricio Pochettino but has struggled with injuries over the past couple of seasons.
Having returned from a hamstring issue last month, the 29-year-old then suffered a slight recurrence of the problem which kept him out of the recent Champions League tie against Juventus.
With Davinson Sanchez having deputised superbly for much of the campaign, it may be the case that Alderweireld will be allowed to depart should a sufficient offer come in.
As for Rose, the England international missed the start of the term with a knee injury and has found it difficult to win back his place in the side thanks largely to the form of fellow left-back Ben Davies.
His loss would arguably be less of a blow and the left side of the defence is an area which United are keen to address.
Luke Shaw has failed to develop into the top-class player many thought he would become after moving from Southampton and whilst Ashley Young has filled in to some effect, he is not a long-term solution.
Tottenham are also interested in Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham who would provide another option in that position and could use any funds from Rose’s sale to finance a move for the in-demand youngster.
After the heartbreaking loss to Juventus on Wednesday night, Spurs’ focus returns to the Premier League this weekend with Sunday’s trip to Bournemouth.
The North Londoners will then face off with Swansea City in the FA Cup quarter-finals the following week before the international break.