According to reports, Manchester United and arch-rivals Leeds United are set to battle it out for Torino defender Nicolas N’Koulou.
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The strange claims come from Italian outlet TuttoSport who have suggested both Premier League clubs are eyeing a potential move for the soon-to-be free agent.
After joining Torino back in 2017, N’Koulou’s current deal is now set to expire in the summer, meaning he would be a low-cost defensive option to any club looking to recruit him.
Although currently ruled out due to Coronavirus protocols, the 30-year-old has featured in just 11 Serie A matches this season.
United have been rumoured to be in the market for a new centre-back for quite some time now.
However, should these reports be accurate, fans will undoubtedly be wondering just how serious the Red Devils’ hierarchy is about bringing in a new top-level defender.
N’Koulou will be 31 next month and the fact Torino see no urgency in securing him down on a new deal only begs the question of why two of England’s biggest clubs would be interested.
United and Leeds fans – Would you take the Torino centre-back, even if he was free? – Let us know your thoughts in the comments.