Manchester United have been linked with several players ahead of the upcoming transfer market scheduled to begin as from January 1 but a player from top four rivals Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as the top target for the Red Devils next month.
The Sun claim that Spurs centre back Toby Alderweireld remains the top transfer target for Manchester United with three weeks left before the transfer window opens again.
The Red Devils have been long-term admirers of the 29-year-old defender.
Toby Alderweireld recently impressed for the Belgian national team at this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
He was part of the team that finished third via a 2-0 victory over England in the 3rd/4th place playoff.
Toby has just six months left on his current Tottenham Hotspur deal though the North London giants can activate the clause of an additional year to take him to the summer of 2020.
The clause will give potential suitors the opportunity to sign the centre back for just £25m.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to boost his ailing defence and several players have been touted as possible signings for the Old Trafford outfit.
The Red Devils have conceded 26 goals in just 16 league games this term and they have one of the worst defensive records in the division.