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Report: Newcastle United Hoping To Hijack Manchester United Bid For Serie A Star

Report: Newcastle United Hoping To Hijack Manchester United Bid For Serie A Star
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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After the progress made this season, Erik ten Hag will be hoping to push Manchester United on this summer by making a some key additions to the squad.

The club will go in search of a high calibre forward, with Harry Kane reportedly their main target. They will also be looking for upgrades in midfield, with the likes of Declan Rice and Mason Mount linked.

It seems likely that a centre back will also be targeted. It seems that Manchester United are in the market for a high priced centre back every summer, something that perhaps points to their transfer struggles in recent seasons.

The likes of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, and Eric Bailly have all arrived for big fees only to fall short of expectations. Raphael Varane has played well at times since he moved to Old Trafford, although his injury record means he is not a reliable option.

Lisandro Martinez has proven to be a success since his arrival last summer, with ten Hag now on the hunt for a long-term partner for the Argentine.

Newcastle United hoping to hijack Manchester United transfer deal


One name that has been heavily linked with Manchester United is Kim Min-jae. The Napoli defender had a remarkable debut season in Italy, helping the club to their first Serie A title in over three decades.

The 26-year old has a release clause in his contract of around €50million and it had been said that Man United were very close to sealing a deal to bring him to the Premier League. However, it seems that they are not the only English club that are interested in his services.


Spanish outlet Fichajes are reporting that Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Kim Min-jae as they look to upgrade their squad after their top four finish this season.

The financial boost that will arrive alongside Champions League football means that Newcastle are likely to spend heavily this summer. While money was never an issue due to their Saudi ownership, the extra income from European football means they will be less restricted by Financial Fair Play.

With Manchester United said prioritising other position, it could give Eddie Howe's side the march to make a move the Napoli defender. The ownership situation at Old Trafford could also play a role as they wait to see who will be funding their transfer business this off-season.


You can expect Newcastle to be mentioned as a possible destination for quite a few big names players on the move this summer.

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