Chelsea Ready To Hijack Man Utd’s Attempts To Sign £27m Ligue 1 Star
Chelsea are set to hijack Manchester United’s attempts to buy Serge Aurier after Antonio Conte set his sights on the £27m-rated Paris Saint-Germain full-back
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Chelsea set their sights on Serge Aurier…
Chelsea are set to hijack Manchester United’s attempts to buy Serge Aurier after Antonio Conte set his sights on the £27m-rated Paris Saint-Germain full-back, according to the Daily Mail.
Conte has already signed four new players this summer with striker Alvaro Morata, goalkeeper Willy Caballero, centre-back Antonio Rudiger and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko all arriving in recent weeks.
However, the Blues boss has made no secret of his desire to further strengthen his squad before the transfer market closes at the end of the month as he knows he needs a larger group of players if Chelsea are to compete on all fronts this season.
A new right sided defender to compete with Victor Moses in the wing-back role is on the agenda and Conte has been forced to widen his search after missing out on a number of targets this summer.
It seems the Italian coach has now identified Aurier as the man he wants as the Daily Mail claim Chelsea are ready to go head-to-head with Man Utd over the Ivory Coast international’s signature.
Aurier is set to leave the Parc des Princes following the arrival of Dani Alves and The Sun reported recently that the 24-year-old had agreed personal terms with United over a move to Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho is also looking to strengthen his squad further ahead of United’s return to the Champions League and Aurier would be considered as a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia.
It looks like the Red Devils will now face some stiff competition from Chelsea for his signature with the newspaper report suggesting PSG are ready to cash-in if either club puts £27m on the table.
However, any potential move to the Premier League hinges on the outcome of Aurier’s appeal against his conviction for assaulting a police officer outside a Paris nightclub last year which saw him banned from entering the UK.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop but Aurier was once regarded as one of the most exciting young full-backs in Europe so I think he’d be an excellent signing for either Chelsea or United if they could snap him up this summer.