The Red Devils have been in the hunt for some options to bolster their defense, and have been linked with a move for the Napoli defender.

Kim Min-Jae may not be a name that many Premier League fans are familiar with, but if reports from Italy are to be believed, the South Korean international very well could become a household name this summer.

The 26-year-old, who was signed by Napoli last season to replace the Chelsea-bound Kalidou Koulibaly, has proven to be a solid performer for Luciano Spalletti's side as Napoli have exceeded all expectations this term. The Partenopei are not only comfortably on top of the Serie A table, but also have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals thanks to their well-deserved 2-0 win over German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.

Kim's performances certainly have not gone unnoticed, and as per Italian media, namely the Corriere dello Sport, Manchester United are closely monitoring his situation. Apparently, due to an interesting clause in his contract, Kim would be available for sale for approximately $50 million (£42 million) - but only for 15 days. As such, Napoli's board are desperate to try to increase this buy-out clause by offering him a new contract that would see it rise to an estimated $68.4 million (£57 million).

It's safe to say that Erik ten Hag will be hoping to offload several underperforming players such as Harry Maguire and Swedish international Victor Lindelof as the Dutch tactician seeks to totally overhaul the Red Devils squad this summer. Hence, Manchester United will be in the hunt for some improvements in central defense, but it remains to be seen whether Kim, whose team is pretty much guaranteed to win the Scudetto, would want to leave Napoli after just one year or play in Serie A for a little bit longer.