The Red Devils have been widely associated with South Korean center half Kim Min-Jae, and the most recent news indicates that a deal is nearing completion.
According to today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport (news image provided below), Kim will almost certainly leave Napoli for Manchester United during the summer transfer window.
According to the renowned Italian media outlet, Manchester United is willing to agree to the £49.5 million cost required to activate the release clause and sign the defender.
The 20-time English winners are expected to invoke the provision when the international window opens next month.
After Min-Jae leaves, the Naples-based club will decide whether to pursue Atalanta’s Scalvini or look for a successor outside of Italy.
Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe’s contracts at Old Trafford will end later this month, while Harry Maguire is linked with a move away from the club.
As a result, the center defense must be strengthened this summer, and Kim, who was the finest defender in Serie A last season, would be an excellent purchase.
The 26-year-old primarily starts on the right side of the central defense, a position held by World Champion and four-time CL winner Raphael Varane of Manchester United.
Keep an eye on this section for the most recent developments in the transfer controversy.