Reports from France suggest Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign controversial right-back Serge Aurier.

Journalist Loïc Tanzi posted on his Twitter feed that United and the defender have agreed terms and that he will sign a five year deal.


Tanzi says there is still the issue of a fee to be sorted out as well as a work permit.

Aurier has been involved in a court case followed an alleged assault on a police offer and it seems that the trouble may well affect the fee, with reports this morning suggesting United could pay from anywhere between £16m and £30m for the defender.

Our thoughts? Well, we’ll hold our breath. This is the first time we’ve ever heard of Mr Tanzi, so we’re unable to determine whether it is a genuine report or if he is just another foreign-based writer looking for clicks!