Serge Aurier set to sign a five-year deal with Manchester United

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

Both Inter and Manchester United can easily afford Aurier's transfer fee.

The Sky Sports News reporter is claiming that the 24-year-old defender is one of a number of players Chelsea are keeping tabs on as they look to further bolster their squad ahead of the new season.

Aurier is now appealing an assault conviction that now bans him from entering the UK. The Ivory Coast star is appealing the conviction and the outcome of that appeal will determine whether he moves to Manchester this month.

The signing would see Mourinho's quota of four signings completed, with Aurier following Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford. That suits Aurier who, says the Sun, would have struggled for regular game-time this season in Paris because of the arrival of Dani Alves.

But according to the Telegraph, AC Milan have their eye on Ibrahimovic and will use the money from their new Chinese owners to make the veteran striker an offer he can't refuse.

Paris Saint-Germain are alleged to have put defender Serge Aurier up for sale, according to reports.

However, Jose Mourinho appears to have won the race for Aurier as he bids to strengthen his backline.

Despite the latest news coming out of France, United still have several issues to overcome before they'll be able to land Aurier.

His career in Paris has been littered with controversy, though, as demonstrated by the fact he was refused entry into the United Kingdom a year ago after assaulting a police officer.

Jose Mourinho, manager of Manchester United, at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, Norway, on July 30.

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