Manchester City plotting late transfer hijack for Napoli defender

Manchester City plotting late transfer hijack for Napoli defender

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 18:37 - 24.06.2023

Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae has been heavily targeted by both Manchester United and Bayern Munich but it now appears Manchester City have joined the race.

Manchester City are reportedly set to make a late move for Napoli centre-back Kim Min-jae.

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According to Football Insider, Bayern Munich remain in pole position to land the South Korean stopper but Man City have made a last minute check as they seek to add a new centre-back for next season.

Manchester City to land Napoli's Kim?

Kim has a release clause, believed to be worth around £50million, which will become active in July and that could prove a bargain for a defender of his quality. 

The 26-year-old established himself as one of Europe’s finest defenders with his performances as Napoli lifted the Serie A title last season.

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