Harry Maguire will be allowed to leave in the summer.
The club captain has struggled to live up to the standards needed to maintain consistency in results for a club the size of United.
Maguire’s future is uncertain at Old Trafford with boss Erik ten Hag open to selling the defender in the summer window.
The England international has started only eight games in the Premier League last season who has struggled to fight for his place.
He is under contract at Old Trafford until the summer of 2025 and Spurs have made inquiries about the England international.
New Spurs head coach Ange Postecoglou will play a key role in deciding on the club’s targets this summer.
Maguire earns in the region of £200,000-a-week and he would have to take a pay cut to join the North London side.
A bit-part role at United would cost him losing his international place if he continues his bench role.
Tottenham are very keen to strengthen their defence and could make an official bid in the coming days.