Belgium worldwide Alderweireld appears to have emerged as the favoured choice of Jose Mourinho, with Goal revealing that a compromise has been reached with Spurs over a fee, and that decision is supported by Ferdinand.
"They've even still thinking about what would have to be a world-record bid to sign Harry Maguire". 'I'm not confident and the market closes today, so it's time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed.
'I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to this first couple of matches.
"When I listen, when I read, not much but sometimes I do, it is hard to believe that we finished second, because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, and you make them look like serial winners". Put it this way: I hope so, because if he is still there, it means they have been successful and won something.
"I wouldn't write him off".
Chelsea sign goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for world-record £71m fee
The fee is a world record for a goalkeeper, surpassing the £65m paid by Liverpool to Roma for Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker last month.
"It seems Mina may prefer to go to Lyon over Everton and would definitely prefer to go to Manchester United over Everton".
Both clubs have managers who could be perceived to have underperformed last season, both of whom will be hoping to start their season with a few positive results after an underwhelming pre-season.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Leicester's light World Cup recovery list: "When I look to Leicester, if I am not wrong, only Maguire and Vardy were in the World Cup, the final phase, because [Kasper] Schmeichel was, but back sooner".
One of the biggest challenges facing Mourinho is bringing the best out of Pogba, with the Frenchman having shown during a triumphant World Cup campaign with his country this summer what he is capable of when confident and played in a favoured role.
Speaking to MUFC TV about the chances of World Cup players featuring in the season opener: "Rashford will be in a better situation than today".
"The talent at Mourinho's disposal is undeniable".