Man Utd to begin talks with Monaco over ‘imminent transfer’ of defender

Date published: Friday 18th May 2018 12:24 - Joe Williams

Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe is set to sign for Manchester United with the Premier League club ready to being talks over a transfer, according to reports.

Sidibe made 31 appearances in all competitions, contributing six assists and two goals with Monaco sitting in second place with one match remaining in Ligue 1.

French outlet Le 10 Sport claims that Mourinho sees Sidibe as the ideal candidate to strengthen his backline with defensive reinforcements at the top of his priorities.

The report claims that the transfer is ‘imminent’ with representatives from the Red Devils and Monaco meeting in the next 24 hours.

United are keen to thrash out a deal for the right-back as they look to do as much business as possible before the start of the World Cup in June.

Matteo Darmian, Daley Blind and Luke Shaw could all leave this summer and Antonio Valencia is now 33, which could see him play less matches next campaign.

The Red Devils have also been linked with Atletico Madrid right-back Sime Vrsaljko with Monaco expected to ask for more than £52million for Sidibe.


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