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Manchester United told to stump up 60m for defender this summer

The Red Devils would need to break the bank


Manchester United have been told that they will need to hand over 60m euros to land Serie A champion defender Kim Min Jae this summer, should they miss his short 45m euros release clause window.

The Korean defender has impressed as a replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly this season, and arrived from Fenerbahce having previously caught the eye of Manchester United and Tottenham.

Now, it is the Red Devils who could be set to follow up that interest, and Football Italia have revealed just what would be required to land the 24-year-old.

Napoli, allegedly, would ‘give very serious consideration to a transfer for Kim Min-jae if Manchester United are prepared to offer €60m’.

And this could well be in line with his release clause.

According to Get Italian Football, ‘Kim’s release clause will be available to be triggered from the 1st of July to the 15th of July and while it stands at around €50 million, that asking price will change depending on the valuation and spending capacity of the clubs that come forward for him. Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain, for example, will have to pay about €60 million for the player’.

With United in the market for another defender this summer and the futures of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof unclear, it is certainly one to watch.

Two players who won’t be leaving the Serie A champions, however, are attacking duo Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

The Georgian is under contract until 2027, and there are already reports that Napoli are looking to offer him fresh terms after an exceptional campaign.

Meanwhile, a move for Nigeria’s latest star Osimhen has also been debunked by club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

‘I will not sell Victor Osimhen this summer - no way!’ he told Cinque Minuti, ending speculation that had linked the 24-year-old with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the last year.

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Ben Browning

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