- Manchester United are ready to bid £26million for Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam
- Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing the full back to Old Trafford in the summer
- He is believed to have a £52m release clause after signing a new deal in winter
- Luke Shaw looks set to leave the club following his falling out with Mourinho
Manchester United are set to launch a £26million bid for Napoli left back Faouzi Ghoulam as Jose Mourinho prepares to replace Luke Shaw.
The Algerian defender has caught the attention of Mourinho after establishing himself as one of the best full backs in Italy in recent years, according to RMC.
The 27-year-old even beat Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez to win Algerian Footballer of the Year for 2017 despite suffering a cruciate ligament injury earlier this season.
Manchester United are ready to bid £26million for Napoli left back Faouzi Ghoulam
Luke Shaw looks set to leave the club following his falling out with manager Jose Mourinho
Ghoulam is believed to have a release clause of £52million after signing a new contract with Napoli in December.
The defender has also been linked with a move to United’s rivals Manchester City before suffering his injury.
Mourinho’s interest in Ghoulam could spell the end for Shaw’s time at Old Trafford who continues to be linked with a move away from the club.
The Red Devils have also been linked with a move for Tottenham’s Danny Rose which would see Shaw most likely be involved in the deal.
Chelsea are also interested in rescuing the England defender from his Old Trafford nightmare once the transfer window reopens in the summer.
The 27-year-old pipped Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez to win Algerian Footballer of the Year for 2017