Agreement with Monaco over the transfer of 23-year-old full-back Fabinho is proving elusive leading Manchester United to look elsewhere. The Independent reports that Jose Mourinho is looking at Paris St Germain‘s Serge Aurier, 24.
Monaco are proving obstinate in refusing to budge on their £40m valuation of the Brazilian, which following Kyle Walker’s £53m move to Manchester City, is lower than current market values.
It’s meant United have begun to seek alternatives and with Dani Alves, 35, arriving in Paris, Aurier has been told he can leave the Ligue Un giants. It’s not surprise following his suspension in 2016 for offering some forthright opinions on teammates Angel Di Maria, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and then-coach, Laurent Blanc.
Previously linked with Arsenal, Aurier was handed a two-month suspended prison sentence for elbowing a police officer on a night out. That criminal record meant the Ivory Coast international was banned from entering the UK ahead of PSG’s Champions League tie against the Gunners in November 2016.
The right back became the enfant terrible of the former French champions and is now paying the price as they look to offload their troublesome right back for £20m. In today’s market, it’s a snip but with so much baggage to carry around, it’s a risk for United. However, with a strong French contingent in his squad, Jose Mourinho will be hoping he settles quickly into the north west.