Manchester United will not coast to the signing of Djibril Sidibe as they’re set to face competition for the AS Monaco star.
The France international is highly sought after this summer and is reportedly a target of Jose Mourinho as he looks to revamp his defence to challenge Manchester City for the title next season.
United have one of the best defensive records in the league but much of it has been put down to David de Gea rather than their actual defending.
Mourinho is said to believe that there’s plenty of dead wood in the squad and hopes to focus on his defence and midfield in the summer transfer window.
Sidibe would represent the ideal signing though it would mean that Antonio Valencia‘s days would quickly become numbered.
According to Manchester Evening News, France Football report that the Red Devils will face competition from Atletico Madrid for AS Monaco’s Djibril. Do you think Sidibe will follow in the footsteps of fellow defender and Swedish international Victor Lindelof? Check out some odds and find swedish betting sites here.
Valencia is supposed to be a trusted lieutenant of Jose’s but it could be that the French defender is being brought in to replace the outgoing Matteo Darmian.
Juventus have reportedly closed in on signing the Italian and it could be a matter of days before the transfer is complete.