Manchester United are in pole position to sign Napoli defender Kim Min-jae but could face competition from Paris Saint-Germain in the pursuit, according to RMC Sport.
The Red Devils are lining up a move for a central defender, and it has been widely reported that Min-jae could join the club at the beginning of next month.
His foreign release clause worth €47 million (as per RMC Sport) will be active during the first 15 days of July, and United are planning to activate the option.
However, RMC Sport believe Paris Saint-Germain could enter the race to sign the South Korean star, having ‘explored the tracks’ a couple of weeks ago.
Napoli are reportedly eyeing more than €50m to negotiate payment terms, and it is claimed that Les Parisiens could consider this route in the summer.
United must sign Min-jae ahead of rivals
Paris Saint-Germain are currently focusing on Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernandez, but are wary of paying €60m for the Frenchman, who missed most of last season with injuries.
Min-jae is reportedly the alternative option for the Ligue 1 champions. In our opinion, Les Parisiens are probably looking to lower Bayern’s demands for Hernandez.
Despite this, United can’t take things lightly in the pursuit of Min-jae. Dharmesh Sheth recently said that the club may not consider a deal for him until a striker is signed.
This could put the transfer in jeopardy. Aside from Les Parisiens, Newcastle United are also keeping tabs on the situation, and could trigger the clause ahead of the Red Devils.
Min-jae has the right to reject a transfer, but Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis could refuse to negotiate a deal after the window for the buy-out clause passes.
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