Manchester United are reportedly set to complete their fourth signing of the summer, with Belgian worldwide Toby Alderweireld closing in on a move.
This prompted the Manchester giants to look at alternative targets and they've been strongly linked with Leicester City's Harry Maguire and out-of-favour Barcelona defender Yerry Mina in recent weeks.
Barca now have six centre-backs in their squad and only three - Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and new signing Clement Lenglet - appear guaranteed to be at the club when the season begins.
Toby Alderweireld has been United's top target for this transfer window.
However, the Mirror claim there has been a breakthrough in negotiations with Tottenham and Man Utd are now expected to wrap-up a £60m deal to sign Alderweireld over the next 48 hours.
There is a belief among United staff though that a bid for the 25-year old should have gone in before his impressive World Cup campaign with England. Jose could possibly line the player up alongside Eric Bailly for the 2018-19 season.
Despite a strong World Cup performance that saw him score three goals in Russian Federation, the defender has been pushed further down the Barca pecking order with the arrival of Clement Lenglet.