Manchester United are poised to make a move for Italy right back Giovanni Di Lorenzo, according to reports.
The Napoli defender has been one of his country’s standout performers at Euro 2020.
Di Lorenzo has starred in Roberto Mancini’s side’s run to the final, where they defeated England this past Sunday.
And his displays over the last month have not gone unnoticed, with United among the admirers.
According to Il Napolista, the Red Devils are plotting a £17-million move for the 27-year-old.
Di Lorenzo has made four starts at the European Championship, where his solid defending and overlapping runs have caught the eye.
United were linked with a move for Kieran Trippier last month, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to be keen to provide stronger competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka next term.
Atletico Madrid want to keep hold of Trippier, though, and United’s refusal to meet their asking price means they have turned their attention towards Di Lorenzo.
The Napoli man made 49 appearances for his club in all competitions last season.
He made the move to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in 2019, having previously been impressive for Empoli.
Solskjaer’s side are on the verge of completing the signing of Jadon Sancho after a protracted transfer saga.
The deal is expected to go through in the coming days, with the winger having just won the Euro’s with Italy.
United are also in the market for a central defender, with Raphael Varane seemingly at the top of their wish list.
Solskjaer will be under pressure to deliver a trophy at Old Trafford next term, having lost the Europa League final to Villarreal in May.
United finished second in the Premier League last time out but did not really mount a sustained title challenge.
With the addition of Sancho, Varane and Di Lorenzo, they would surely have a better chance of adding a 21st championship crown to the club’s honours list.
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