However, Goal understands United have pulled the plug on a move for Mina, focussing their attentions on landing Alderweireld instead.
Officials at Manchester United aren't ready to splash the cash mindlessly and have had a reserved stance on transfer this summer. However, with Tottenham demanding as much as £75 million for his services, the 20-time English champions were dissuaded from making a move for the Belgian.
However, The Sun are reporting that Mina's agent, Felipe Russo, has scuppered the proposed move to United by altering the terms of the deal. Tottenham had been holding out for £75m for the 29-year-old but are ready to accept £60m as they realise that the player could run down his contract and leave for a cut-price amount next year.
Speaking to ESPN, vice-president Jordi Mestre responded when asked if United were interested in the Colombian: "It's top secret". Jose could possibly line the player up alongside Eric Bailly for the 2018-19 season. He went on to feature only 21 times throughout the previous campaign, contributing with a solitary assist in the process.
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.
The 83-time capped Belgium worldwide is expected to finalize his move to the Old Trafford in the next couple of days. Far more than Yerry MIna would cost but experienced in the Premier League.
Mourinho has cut a frustrating figure all summer due to the lack of progress in the transfer window.
United boss Jose Mourinho wanted to more faces in by Thursday and one of those is a centre-half, and Alderweireld has always been his top choice - but the two clubs have failed to agree terms despite being in talks for months.