Juventus have initiated talks with Nice as they eye a potential deal for the Manchester United target Jean-Clair Todibo.
The Bianconeri looking to bolster their defensive lineup, have deemed Leonardo Bonucci surplus to requirements and are actively exploring options to secure Todibo’s services.
As the negotiations unfold, no formal bid has been made by the Old Lady yet. However, it appears that they are determined to pursue the Frenchman and are in the initial stages of engaging with Nice.
Despite Juventus’ interest, Manchester United also holds the 23-year-old defender in high regard. Nevertheless, they are currently not planning to make an offer for him at this time. The primary focus for the Red Devils lies in acquiring a defensive midfielder, with Sofyan Amrabat of Fiorentina topping their list of targets.
However, Man United’s pursuit of Amrabat hinges on their ability to recoup funds. Players like Fred and Donny van de Beek are potential candidates to depart from the club in the near future, as they could be sold to generate the necessary funds for the desired purchase.
Moreover, Manchester United’s chance of entering the race for Todibo largely depends on a high-profile exit from their defensive ranks in the days to come. The possibility of Harry Maguire’s departure could pave the way for the club to step up their efforts to secure the centre-back from Nice.