Date published: Thursday 1st August 2019 10:53
Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Monaco teenager Hannibal Mejbri, according to reports.
Mejbri, who played for Paris FC and AC Boulogne-Billancourt at youth level, is regarded as one of the top young talents in French football and is currently contracted until 2021.
United have been linked with Mejbri as recently as mid-June when Le Parisien said they had proposed a £3.5m package to try and land the highly-rated 16-year-old ahead of a growing number of clubs keen on his signature.
L’Equipe goes with ‘Million Dollar Baby’ on Thursday as their headline for the deal and add that an initial €5m will be paid up front before another €5m will be paid in add-ons.
A source close to the deal has also told Le Parisien that “It’s done!” while they back up L’Equipe‘s claims over the structure of the deal.
Le Parisien adds that they expect Mejbri to sign a long-term contract ‘in the coming hours’ before he heads to England for a medical.