OGC Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo continues to be a target for Manchester United after being linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer window.

That’s according to Sport, who explain the centre-back is the Red Devils’ ‘big objective’ in January.

The 23-year-old has impressed with his performances and Manchester United have been closely following him for months.

It’s claimed the former Barcelona man is now ready to take the next step in his career and this is where Erik ten Hag’s side appear as an option.

Nice owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is edging closer towards taking a minatory stake at the Premier League side, and that may help the Red Devils in the winter market.

Raphaël Varane has lost prominence under Ten Hag in recent weeks and Sport suggest the Old Trafford club are thinking about replacing him with his compatriot. The report states the main obstacle is to convince Nice to part ways with the player.

Sport state Todibo’s valuation has increased, and is well above €30m. They further add his sale could see Nice fetch in excess of €40m and this would please his former club, Barca, because they are entitled to receive 20% of the fee.

It needs to be seen if this claim would be backed up in France or England.

The Catalan outlet seems to be desperate to see Barca receive additional income and the defender’s sale in January could help them earn more money.