Newcastle United have reportedly stepped up their interest in Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae, and they could be prepared to hijack Manchester United’s summer move for the 26-year-old.
The Magpies have been long-term admirers of the defender, according to The Sun, and they are interested in paying the release clause in the South Korean’s deal when it becomes active in July.
Newcastle hoping to beat United to Kim
Eddie Howe is keen on bringing another central defender to the club this summer, and Napoli’s Kim has been a long-term target. However, multiple reports have claimed that Newcastle’s move may come too late.
It is believed that United have already agreed on a five-year deal with the defender after agreeing to pay his release clause when it becomes active on July 1.
However, the Magpies are closely monitoring the situation, and could make their move for the South Korean over the coming weeks.