Man United To Trigger £44m Release Clause Of Top Class Right-Back

Juventus' Mario Mandzukic in action with Napoli's Elseid Hysaj.

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Man United are said to be interested in a right-back in order to provide back-up to Antonio Valencia for the upcoming season.

Second choice Matteo Darmian is supposedly on the verge of joining Juventus, with talks in full progression, as reported by several media houses.

And with Jose Mourinho looking to bring in reinforcements in order to bolster his squad and challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title next season, he seems to have identified Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj as a potential target, as per The Sun.

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Jose is reportedly ready to pay the £44 million release clause to land his prime target. The 24-year-old has gone on to become a regular force at Napoli, and has played a crucial role in them finishing second in the Serie A.


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With Valencia set to turn 33 soon, United want a long term replacement for the Ecuadorian. Therefore, Hysaj, who has made a total of 130 appearances for Napoli across three seasons, could be the vital recruit for United in defensive terms.

The Italian club isn’t keen on selling a star player, and the manager, Maurizio Sarri, is believed to be angered by such a minimal release clause for the talented player.

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