Man United leading hunt for Serie A giants versatile defender

Napoli have revealed their asking price for full-back Faouzi Ghoulam and Manchester United are now frontrunners to sign the defender, reports say. The Red Devils have been tracking the left-back for several months and were reportedly prepared to make an offer. Faouzi has also been linked with a move to Liverpool and Chelsea, but it is now believed Manchester United are leading the race.

Italian outlet Il Mattino claims United have followed Ghoulam’s progress this season ‘with great interest’ and recent developments will encourage the Red Devils to make their move. Napoli had informed suitors no bid under £44million would be entertained, but the Serie A giants have now softened their stance. An injury-laden season for Ghoulam seems to have influenced Napoli’s decision-making as the left-back has not played since November.

 

Napoli have lowered their asking price to £31m and are ready to listen to offers. However, Ghoulam’s transfer fee jumps up to £42m at the end of June when a new release clause kicks in. United will need to move before June 30 if they want to sign Ghoulam at a relatively bargain price.