Date: 13th March 2024 at 10:05am
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The FA Cup quarter-finals take place this weekend, with Manchester United facing Liverpool in the pick of the ties. 

Having already lifted the Carabao Cup this season, the Reds remain on course to complete a remarkable quadruple as they are firmly in the hunt for the Premier League and Europa League.

United, meanwhile, have lost ground in the race to finish in the top four this term, and the FA Cup represents their last remaining chance to win a trophy this season.

The Red Devils are set for a summer of significant change following Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s recent partial takeover of the club, but it appears that the club are surprised by the price tag of one of their transfer targets.

According to 90min, United won’t benefit from a reduced price if they pursue a move for Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo this summer.

Todibo remains a target for Manchester United

The centre-back has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for several months now, and speculation has increased since INEOS chief Ratcliffe’s 28% takeover of United.

INEOS also own French side Nice, and it had been rumoured that their ownership of both clubs could help United to complete a move for Todibo.

Despite this, the report claims that the Ligue 1 club will still demand a fee in the region of £47-51 million for the 24-year-old.

Todibo joined Nice from Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer of 2021, having spent the previous six months on loan at the club.

In total he has made 126 appearances for Nice across all competitions, establishing himself as one of the best central defenders in the French top flight.

The report claims that, while United haven’t yet finalised a list of defensive targets for this summer’s transfer window, they are also interested in Everton star Jarrad Branthwaite.

The Englishman could, however, cost as much as £70 million.

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