Chelsea open talks to to hijack Tottenham’s move for OGC Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo

According to Foot MercatoChelsea have opened talks to sign OGC Nice centre-back (24), who is also a target for Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. 

After a great start to the season with Nice, Todibo is attracting major interest this January. The France international has already been the subject of an approach from Tottenham, however, according to Fabrizio Romano, the move seemed to collapse after Tottenham wanted to quickly conclude a transfer, whilst Les Aiglons were wanting to wait. 

In the wake of Tottenham’s failure to quickly conclude a deal for Todibo, Chelsea, who are still unsatisfied with their defence, despite significant investment in recent windows, have opened talks with Nice, according to Foot Mercato. Manchester United, who in INEOS now share a common owner, are still interested in Todibo, as they have been for many months. A move to Old Trafford seems logical given the newly constructed link between the clubs, however, a move is unlikely to take place before the summer. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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