Scotland on Sunday says reports earlier in the week linked the Scotland defender, who has flourished under Walter Smith in the past 12 months at Ibrox, with a move to Spurs.

But, with Ferguson in search of a long-term replacement for Gary Neville at right-back, Hutton will choose Old Trafford over White Hart Lane. It is understood the Premiership champions have already made contact with Rangers and Hutton's representatives. A deal is expected to be struck in the next fortnight.