The battle for supremacy in the transfer window continues between Manchester United and Chelsea, but it appears that Jose Mourinho has mastered the art of the market more than Antonio Conte.
According to reports making the rounds, Manchester United have beaten Chelsea to signature of Ivorian and Paris Saint Gernain star Serge Aurier.
Aurier is currently unsettled at Park des Princes and he has been heavily linked with a move away from the dethroned French champions since they signed Dani Alvez. Man United were heavily linked with a move for the player last week before Chelsea signified interest in him.
Nonetheless, the Special One appear to have usurped Chelsea to the player;s signature. According to Goal, Aurier has agreed personal terms to join Man United and he will sign a 5-year contract but the final agreement is still subject a transfer fee agreement between Chelsea and Man United.
Meanwhile, Antonio Conte is currently dissatisfied with the state of his defence and he has been on the chase of players that will offer competition to Moses and Alonso on the flanks. The Blues boss will have to turn his attention elsewhere to bolster his squad.
We understand that Paris Saint Germain are willing to accept a paltry £27m(€30million) for the player’s transfer.
Since the signing of Romelu Lukaku, Jose Mourinho has struggled to add a new player to his squad and the defeat to Real Madrid in the Super Cup game had expose a huge lapses in the Red Devils squad. Aurier will provide option to Antonio Valencia on the right flank.
The player has been banned from entering the UK but he has since appealed the ban. He’ll be hoping the ban is up-turned in his favour so as to accelerate the move.