Napoli seek alternatives for Manchester United-bound star

Napoli have reportedly begun seeking a replacement for Manchester United-bound Kim Min-jae.

That’s according to London World, which reports that the Serie A champions have set their sights on Dinos Mavropanos of Stuttgart.

The report also labels the Red Devils as “frontrunners” for Min-jae, which will come as a promising update to supporters.

26-year-old Min-jae has been a defensive stalwart for Napoli on their journey to ending a 33-year wait for the Scudetto. His agility, positioning, pace and dominance will complement the Reds’ backline perfectly in a partnership with either Raphael Varane or Lisandro Martinez.

The South Korean’s contract contains a release clause of around £39 million, though this can only be triggered from July.

Fabrizio Romano weighs in

Fabrizio Romano provided an update today confirming United’s interest in Min-jae, saying that they have in fact been monitoring him since December.

He added that nothing is agreed between the club and the player yet, whilst Napoli are actively trying to tie the centre-back down to a new and extended deal.

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