€20m right-back ‘agrees’ Manchester United transfer

Date published: Wednesday 19th April 2017 1:12

Serge Aurier: A reported target for both Manchester clubs

PSG right-back Serge Aurier has, according to “reliable sources”, agreed to sign for Manchester United in the summer.

Jose Mourinho is understood to have held several phone conversations with the Ivorian international with Ivorian website Sportmania claiming the player has “given his word” that he will move to Old Trafford.

French publication L’Equipe have also run the story, which was published on Tuesday, while several of the tabloids have now got hold of the news.

The prospective deal would see Aurier play alongside compatriot Eric Bailly and it would surely end the future of Matteo Darmian at United.

Antonio Valencia has been Mourinho’s choice at right-back this season but at 31, the United boss is believed to be looking to inject some youth into his squad and Aurier fits the bill.

PSG are expected to fight hard to keep hold of the player, who still has two years to run on his deal in French capital.

The Ligue 1 side’s chief executive officer Nasser Al Khelaifi is a fan of the player and has reportedly offered him a three-year contract extension to ward off interest from Arsenal and Manchester City.

The former Toulouse star is unlikely to sign an extension and is expected to be available for around €20m – a snip for United a Mourinho.

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