Manchester United have finalised a £27m fee with Paris Saint-Germain to pursue Ivorian defender Serge Aurier this summer. The right-back’s move is still subject to British authorities allowing him permission to enter the United Kingdom.
Aurier had highlighted his desire to leave Parc des Princes earlier last month after Les Parisiens completed the Bosman signing of Dani Alves. The 24-year-old had since been omitted out of the French club’s United States tour, and The Mirror claims that a deal worth £27m is in place for United to secure his signature.
However, the move is not straightforward after he was banned from entering the United Kingdom in October last year – for a Champions League outing against Arsenal. Aurier had assaulted a police officer outside a night club in Paris when stopped to take a breath test, and he is due to have a hearing on the appeal for his conviction next week.
Should his case be solved, United are likely to request the government to permit his entry after his previous visa was revoked by border authorities – prior to Les Parisiens’ north London trip last season. United have already agreed on a £90,000-a-week package (£4m and £4.5m annually) for the player with the help of Super-agent Mino Raiola, and the move could be finalised in the next fortnight.