INEOS exploring legal avenue to complete Jean-Clair Todibo deal for Manchester United

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INESO are looking to take legal action to complete the signing of Jean-Clair Todibo from sister club OGC Nice.

According to Sacha Tavolieri, Manchester United are keen on bolstering their defence ahead of next season. They are interested in acquiring the services of Jean-Clair Todibo and were closing in on a deal with sister club OGC Nice. While there is a major roadblock in their way, the Red Devils are all set to take legal help to complete the deal.

Erik ten Hag’s team were not at their best last season, injuries played a big part in their struggle. Since United have decided to stick with the Dutch manager, they will now look to back him in the transfer market. The Red Devils are expected to make important signings this summer.

They are looking to add multiple top-quality defenders before the end of the window because injuries to key defenders were one of the biggest headaches for the Ten Hag. Raphael Varane has already left the club and with Jonny Evans and Victor Lindelöf’s future uncertain, defensive reinforcement is a top priority.

United want Todibo at all costs, taking legal help

The INEOS are keen on bringing Jean-Clair Todibo to United. He is seen as an ideal replacement for his compatriot Varane. They have closely seen his rise to prominence and believe he has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League.

INEOS own both United and OGC Nice, it seemed to be quite a straightforward transfer but a UEFA rule stands in their way. The Red Devils cannot sign the 24-year-old French centre-back because both clubs are in the same European competition and have the same owners.

While the player was unlikely to get the green light for a move because of UEFA rules, INESO want to make this transfer happen at all costs. The English company is all set to contest the regulations put in place. They have hired Swiss lawyer Gianpaolo Monteneri who pleaded in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He will look to make sure the decision comes in favour of INEOS are they are able to move Todibo from Nice to Manchester United.

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