Manchester United are edging close to sealing a move for Napoli’s Kim Min-Jae and will pay the defender’s €60 million release clause for the South Korean.
Daniele Longo has now reported about Kim’s future at the Partenopei, who have already identified Giorgio Scalvini as a replacement for the South Korean. United had two meetings with the agents of Kim and ended up putting a multi-year deal of €7 million per season on the table for the defender. Kim is now ready to accept the offer, with United ready to pay his release clause of €60 million between 1st and 15th July.
United are still clarifying their ownership situation and once that is sorted out, United are expected to land Kim, who was Erik ten Hag’s priority to bolster at centre-back. The defender is soon expected to undergo military training in South Korea.
When it comes to replacing the 26-year-old, Aurelio de Laurentiis is waiting to hire a new manager and bring in a new sporting director soon before holding talks with Atalanta over a move for Scalvini. The Italian, who is also a target for Inter, is the current leading target for the Partenopei.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN