Manchester United want Malo Gusto and are ready to hijack Chelsea’s attempts to sign the highly-rated right-back from Lyon, according to RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkins.
Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Gusto in recent days and Fabrizio Romano claimed on Monday that the young defender has already agreed personal terms over a move to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are now in negotiations trying to thrash out a deal with Lyon and have already had one verbal offer rejected by the Ligue 1 club, according to the Italian journalist.
Chelsea see Gusto as a hungry young prospect ready to compete with Reece James for a starting spot this season.
James has been struggling with injury issues this campaign, which prevented him from representing England at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
However, the Londoners now face competition as RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkins claims that Man Utd have joined the race to sign Gusto and are hoping to hijack Chelsea’s proposed move.
Hawkins says United have asked the full-back not to rush into a move to West London as they prepare their own proposal.
The Red Devils are reportedly in the market for another right-back to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka.