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Tottenham force Manchester United into “concrete move” for France star



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Manchester United are being forced to make a concrete move for French star Jean-Clair Todibo after Tottenham put themselves “one step away” from his signing.

Manchester United are scouring the transfer market to find new centre-backs after Erik ten Hag picked the defensive line as one of four areas that needs improvement at Old Trafford.

The club have been very leaky in conceding goals this season, with the club setting a new record for the most goals conceded in a Champions League group stage by an English club (15).

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With this in mind, United are said to be targeting French international and Nice captain Jean-Clair Todibo, who, at just 23 years old, is one of the most promising central defenders around.

Tottenham have been very forward in their advances for the player and are said to be just “one step away” from his signing, which has forced United into action.

This is according to Serie A transfer journalist Rudy Galetti, who has claimed that Ten Hag’s club are “planning to make a concrete move soon” amid Tottenham’s moves.

Galetti further claims that Nice are looking for at least £43 million, which is higher than previously quoted, with other reports claiming that the French side want around £35m.

Nice, of course, is owned by INEOS, who are about to confirm their 25% stake in Manchester United and gain sporting control of the club. Whether this has any influence over whether Nice will accept Tottenham or United’s bids is yet to be determined.