United confident over £40 million Alderweireld move
It reports that the Old Trafford club "are ready to spend in excess of £40 million" on Alderweireld, with Tottenham poised to bring in Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt as a replacement.
Spurs have been unable to agree to a new contract with the Belgium international, whose deal expires in two years, and Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have been suggested as other potential destinations.
But the Standard says United are favourites because "they are willing to give the 29-year-old a long-term deal into his mid-30s."
Spurs are willing to let Alderweireld go because clubs are ready to spend more than the £25m he would be able to leave for under a clause in his contract next year.