Manchester United linked defender Jean-Clair Todibo is playing on amid interest from the Red Devils.
Nice, on the other hand, are trying to ignore Manchester United’s reported interest in Jean-Clair Todibo and just hope it all goes away.
L’Equipe reported last week there is strong interest from United in Todibo, valued at around £35 million. For now, he remains with Nice.
Todibo’s top performance
Jean-Clair Todibo was in action last night for Nice in Ligue 1 as they took on Lyon. It ended in a 0-0 draw, keeping up an undefeated yet winless start to the season for the Sir Jim Ratcliffe owned side, with three consecutive draws.
Todibo was excellent in central defence to keep a clean sheet, shutting out Laurent Blanc’s side.
The 23-year-old defender completed more passes than any player on the pitch, 92 in total, from 99 attempts.
He had 115 touches in total, winning two of two tackles attempted, and making three clearances, also making eight ball recoveries.
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Nice still aim to hold onto him. Manager Francisco Farioli was quoted by The Express on Friday: “There is a chance that he stays, and I would be happy because he’s a quality player and he would be very hard to replace. I hope the rumours stay rumours.”
Manchester United centre-back need depends…
There are a few factors in play concerning whether Manchester United move for former Barcelona defender Todibo.
One revolves around the fitness of Raphael Varane, who went off at half-time in Manchester United’s win over Nottingham Forest.
Meanwhile, there is still interest from West Ham in Harry Maguire, The Sun report. This could lead United to target a replacement.
And much depends on finances. United have other positions to fill, left-back, central midfield, perhaps even a striker. Todibo may not come cheap.