The Daily Mail are reporting Manchester United are looking to add to their defensive options through the signing of Diacko Fofana.
The 17-year old, who broke into the Nice first team this season, is said to be under contract until 2015 and would command a transfer fee of £5 million.
With uncertainty over the right-back position for the long-term, Fofana is just one of a number of options Alex Ferguson has been looking at to replace the retired Gary Neville.
The teenager made his debut for the Ligue 1 side in their 1-0 loss to Montpellier and although he won’t be ready just yet for the United first team; Fergie is looking for defensive reinforcements and provide further back to Rafael Da Silva and the versatile Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
As well as the Nice right-back, Alex Ferguson has also been looking to Crystal Palace’s Nathanial Clyne and PSV’s Jetro Willems in recent weeks as the Scot looks to add some depth to his United squad.