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‘Real interest’: Man Utd must move quickly to sign Jean Clair-Todibo as AC Milan enter race

Manchester United need to speed up their pursuit of Nice defender Jean Clair-Todibo with AC Milan joining the race for his signature.

The Red Devils were heavily linked with the Frenchman in the final days of the summer transfer window, but a transfer did not materialise.

The hierarchy were aiming to offload Harry Maguire before recruiting the former Barcelona man, but the ex-captain decided to stay.

United continue to remain in a difficult position with regards to Financial Fair Play rukes, but they may need to speed up their pursuit of Todibo.

RMC Sport claim the Rossoneri have entered the race for the 24-year-old, although Nice are still reluctant to consider an exit.

Nice will only sell Jean-Clair Todibo for the right price

The Ligue 1 club have been brilliant in the first half of their league campaign. They are currently five points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

They have a realistic chance of winning the league and qualifying for the Champions League, which increases the importance of keeping Todibo.

Some United fans believe Sir Jim Ratcliffe could hand an advantage to the Red Devils, considering he is currently the owner of the French outfit.


However, it is unlikely that the British billionaire will do any favours for United.

Ratcliffe will have control over footballing operations soon, but that may not happen until February.

A deal for Todibo may depend on meeting Nice’s demands. The club are eyeing at least €40 million to part ways with their prized asset.

United reportedly have a ‘real interest‘ in signing him but will have to recoup funds from somewhere to afford the signature of the highly-rated star.

Raphael Varane has been linked with a big-money move to Saudi Arabia, but United are not close to sanctioning any high-profile exits.

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