- Manchester United could pay the release clause of Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam
- The Algeria international’s buy-out clause is £52.6million
- Jose Mourinho remains keen on signing a left-back despite Luke Shaw’s improvement
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly prepared for his club to meet the £52.6million release clause of Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam.
The Algeria international has emerged as a top target for the Red Devils despite the recent fine form of Luke Shaw in that part of the pitch.
Mourinho has publicly praised Shaw’s improvement, but it seems a new signing for the left-hand side of his defence remains a priority as they could spend big on improving that area.
According to RAI Sport, as translated by the Daily Mirror, United could be ready to pay the £52.6m buy-out clause required to trigger a deal.
Ghoulam is currently out injured and is not expected to return for another month, so it remains to be seen if he is a January target or one for the summer.
The Mirror adds that the 26-year-old’s fine performances in Serie A have also seen him attract some interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
Mourinho has had a successful January with the signing of Alexis Sanchez from rivals Arsenal, and strengthening his defence could be a sensible next step in the transfer market.