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Man Utd have reportedly received some bad news in their pursuit of Napoli and South Korea defender Kim Min-jae.
The 26-year-old centre-back has impressed for his country at the World Cup in Qatar, playing an integral part in them reaching the last 16 for just the third time in their history.
His superb form at international level comes after an excellent start to the season in Italy. Min-jae joined Napoli from Fenerbahce for £16million in the summer and made 20 appearances before the World Cup break, scoring two goals.
And his presence at the heart of their defence has seen them open up an eight-point lead at the top of the Serie A table.
They also won their Champions League group, beating Liverpool, Ajax and Rangers along the way to set up a second round clash with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Atletico Madrid are set to listen to offers for want-away star Joao Felix, which poses as a huge boost for Manchester United.
With Felix’s compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo off the books, United are on the look-out for a new attacker.
And the Red Devils have been heavily linked with the forward but Atletico reportedly want to recoup as much of the £113million fee that they spent on his signature.
Bayern Munich are also claimed to be interested in the Portugal international too.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move to Chelsea after his dramatic exit from Manchester United.
Ronaldo has had two huge offers from Saudi Arabian clubs Al Nassr and Al Hilal earlier on this week.
But reports suggest that the Blues’ owner Todd Boehly has held talks with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s agent Jorge Mendes. And the Portugal captain is “tempted” by the move.
Virgil Van Dijk took a sly dig at Manchester United when discussing Cody Gakpo’s future.
And when asked whether Gakpo is ready to play at the level of either of those giant clubs, either in January or next summer, Van Dijk replied: “Is Manchester United and Real Madrid the same level at the moment?
“No disrespect, not at all. I definitely think he has that next step in him. I definitely feel like it could happen, whether that is in the winter or the summer or next year, time will tell.
“He is a great boy who works hard, very talented and definitely there is more in him. we are so pleased he is doing so well for us.”
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