While there has been a lot of talk that Benjamin Pavard could be the one to replace Harry Maguire at Manchester United, Jean-Clair Todibo has also been linked.

In fact, Nice-Matin on Friday claim that the Red Devils are actively moving for the OGC Nice defender, who was hoping to use this year to cement a spot for himself in the France national team ahead of the Euros.

Regular time at Manchester United could certainly help him achieve that, but there will be more competition than in the south of France, seeing as he would have to see off the likes of Lisandro Martínez and Raphaël Varane for a spot.

Either way, Nice-Matin explain that while numerous clubs made approaches for Todibo, it was Erik ten Hag’s speech to him on a call in early July and the appeal of joining a ‘prestigious club’ like the Old Trafford side that ‘captured the attention’ of the player.

With Maguire on his way out, the Dutchman is ‘targeting the centre-back’ currently at Nice, and there’s a belief a deal could happen in the ‘last two weeks of the transfer window’.

The Ligue 1 side are expecting ‘nothing less than €40m’ for their star player, which would allow them to then bolster their squad with a new left-back and a new midfielder.