Man Utd transfer blow as arch-rivals ‘Liverpool steal march on top target Kim Min-jae with Napoli man keen on Reds,

Manchester United have suffered a transfer blow as arch-rivals Liverpool have reportedly stolen a march on their top target Kim Min-jae.

The South Korean defender, who currently plays for Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer.

However, according to reports, the Reds have now entered the race for the 23-year-old centre-back, with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly also said to be keen on a move to Anfield.

It is believed that Liverpool have already held talks with the South Korean international’s representatives about a potential switch.

The Reds are said to be keen to bolster their defensive options this summer and Kim could be the perfect addition.

Kim has been in impressive form for Beijing Guoan this season, making 24 appearances and scoring two goals.

The South Korean international is known for his good passing ability, and is a physically imposing defender who is comfortable playing out from the back.

He has also been capped 13 times for his country and was part of the South Korean team that reached the semi-finals of the 2018 Asian Games.

It remains to be seen whether United will decide to compete with Liverpool for Kim’s signature, but it appears that their rivals are in the driving seat to secure the defender’s services.