Man Utd line up £44m former Barcelona star to solve defensive woes with Sir Jim Ratcliffe set to be key in transfer

MANCHESTER UNITED are keen on signing Jean-Clair Todibo, according to reports.

The 23-year-old could be available for around £44million.

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PASir Jim Ratcliffe could be key to the deal[/caption]

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to purchase 25 per cent of Man Utd from the Glazers and the British billionaire could be vital in the move for Todibo.

That is because the centre-back plays for Nice, a club that Ratcliffe also owns.

Todibo has impressed across four seasons in Ligue 1 and has one senior cap for the France national team.

He was previously on the books of Barcelona as a teenager, playing just five times as he was loaned out to Schalke, Benfica and Nice before the deal to the latter was made permanent.

Todibo has been on Erik ten Hag‘s radar for some time and was linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer.

And CaughtOffside claim that he could now come in during the January window to fix United’s defensive woes.

United have conceded three or more goals on six occasions this season.

Meanwhile, reports also suggest that the club are willing to listen to offers for Raphael Varane.

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He is supposedly open to a new challenge and their is interest in him from Saudi Arabian clubs.

Varane’s possible departure would mean that Harry Maguire stays after recently breaking into the starting XI.

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