Manchester United ‘target January move’ for Jean-Clair Todibo and more transfer rumours

According to Sport, United are not willing to hang around with Todibo and are adamant they must sign the centre-back this winter to strengthen their squad. Strengthening the defence at Old Trafford is seen as a priority, especially with the number of injuries building up in the backline.

The 23-year-old is expected to be a wanted man in the upcoming transfer windows thanks to his displays for Nice. Todibo has become a stalwart for the French side and is expected to be in contention for France&aposs Euro 2024 squad in the summer. It is expected the Ligue 1 side will demand 40m for their centre-back.

Elsewhere, United are continuing to monitor Benfica&aposs Joao Neves as speculation grows around Casemiro&aposs future at the club. According to O Jogo, the Reds are highly impressed with the young central midfielder and can picture him replacing Casemiro.

The main issue is that United could find themselves in a struggle to afford him with the young midfielder&aposs deal containing a 104m release clause. The 19-year-old is also attracting interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City as the Premier League&aposs elite battle it out for one of the stars of the future.

Erik ten Hag was keen to add fresh legs to his midfield last summer, though the signing of Mason Mount hasn&apost quite gone to plan so far. Should the former Chelsea man continue to struggle to bed in at Old Trafford, moving for a young midfielder like Neves would certainly make a lot of sense.