Just a few weeks ago, the Italian media sounded very confident that Manchester United had advanced talks for the signing of Napoli defender Kim Min-jae.

Since the player has a €50m or so release clause at the Serie A side valid in the first two weeks of July, it was just a matter of finding a personal agreement and the Red Devils would be able to take him without further talks with the Italian club.

That transfer talk then cooled down, and today, Corriere Dello Sport brings an interesting bit of information when it comes to Manchester United’s chase.

The outlet recalls that Kim indeed had an ‘agreement’ with the Red Devils for a summer move, and his agents even informally told Napoli that the transfer was happening.

However, the ‘corporate problems’ at the Old Trafford side ‘slowed down’ the deal. Corriere are undoubtedly speaking of the club sale, which is a process that has been dragging for months and still has no outcome.

That’s why things got more complicated for Manchester United, and that’s why Bayern Munich have overtaken the Red Devils, as the Bavarian side are set to complete a deal for the South Korea international once they have offloaded Lucas Hernandez to Paris Saint-Germain.