Toulouse president says Jean-Clair Todibo will not leave before June

Toulouse's French defender Jean-Clair Todibo (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Rennes vs Toulouse, on September 30, 2018 at the...

The 18-year-old defender is reportedly being courted by Liverpool and Wolves as well as several European clubs.

Toulouse's French defender Jean-Clair Todibo (L) vies with Strasbourg's South African forward Lebo Mothiba during the French L1 football match between Racing Club Strasbourg Alsace and...

Toulouse defender Jean-Clair Todibo appears to be in high demand in the lead-up to the January transfer window.

The 18-year-old, who has made 10 appearances in Ligue 1 for his club this term, is believed to be on the radar of some of Europe's top clubs.

According to L'Equipe, Todibo is being courted by Wolverhampton Wanderers, Inter Milan and Napoli, while Tuttosport claims that Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus are interested in the player.

 

Earlier this week, agent Bruno Satin told the Italian news site that Todibo "wants to prove to himself at the highest level and isn’t afraid of having to deal with top players", suggesting that the youngster may be seeking a new club.

In response, Pitchouns president Olivier Sadran spoke to the same outlet on Friday and stated that Todibo, whose contract reportedly expires at the end of the season, "will not leave Toulouse before June, never. It's not a question of price".

Toulouse Football Club (TFC) president Olivier Sadran attends a press conference on June 25, 2018. (Photo by PASCAL PAVANI

Tuttosport goes on to claim that Toulouse seek to make an example of Todibo by dropping him from first-team contention in order to deter other academy products from taking a similar approach.

Toulouse's team news ahead of Saturday's league trip to Paris Saint-Germain seemed to corroborate with Tuttosport's claim as the teenager was not in the matchday squad.

It certainly looks as though this is a transfer story that has plenty of twists and turns yet to come, with the player seemingly wanting to leave Toulouse as soon as possible and the club wanting to hang on to him until the end of the season.

With Liverpool and Wolves said to be interested in Todibo, they would now need to monitor not only the interest of other clubs, but also what happens at the Stadium Municipal in terms of the French club's stance on their player.

Toulouse's French defender Jean-Clair Todibo (L) fouls Rennes' Senegalese forward M'Baye Niang (R) to give a penalty kick during the French L1 football match Rennes vs Toulouse, on...

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