Manchester United are interested in signing Napoli central defender Kim Min-jae this summer, and the Serie A champions may be willing to sell if the Red Devils pay around 60 million euros. The 26-year-old has had an incredible first season in Italy after joining from Fenerbahce last summer for just 18 million and playing a key role in their remarkable title success.
The South Korean had only been in Turkey for one season after moving from the Chinese Super League, but he is proving to be extremely adaptable to new surroundings.
Old Trafford could be his latest new home if the Red Devils are willing to pay 53 million for his services. According to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, Napoli are aware of the interest in Kim and will likely accept a large bid.
The Italian champions want to keep players like Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, so selling Kim could help them keep their star forwards.
Napoli won their first Serie A title in 33 years with a 1-1 draw at Udinese on Wednesday night, sparking wild celebrations throughout Naples. Luciano Spalletti’s side had an unexpected but stunning success, but his star players are now top targets for teams across Europe.
Most notably, Osimhen, who has 22 Serie A goals this season and 27 overall, has piqued the interest of United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid. Alex Meret, the 26-year-old Italian custodian, is also popular, with Tottenham looking for a long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris.
United will face West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday evening in Premier League action. After looking like a foregone conclusion for a top-four finish all season, Ten Hag’s side is in danger of missing out on Champions League football, with Liverpool on a tear.
The Reds defeated Brentford on Saturday to move one point behind United, despite having two games in hand. Jurgen Klopp’s men have only three league games left. They visit relegation-threatened Leicester City before hosting Aston Villa and visiting Southampton on the final day of the season.
United, on the other hand, will play the Hammers on Sunday before facing Wolves, Bournemouth, Chelsea, and Fulham.