Napoli inquire about Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe, valued at £ 25 million, and Ralf Rangnick’s side are willing to listen to offers following an underdog loan at Aston Villa
- Napoli have asked Manchester United about the availability of Axel Tuanzebe
- The defender has had a disappointing loan spell at Premier League Aston Villa
- Ralf Rangnick’s side are willing to listen to bids for the £ 25m. assessed central defense
Napoli have made a request to take Axel Tuanzebe on loan from Manchester United, but an agreement is still far from being reached at present.
Tuanzebe has not enjoyed the best seasons so far on loan at Aston Villa, where he has played 11 games, with the last two coming off the bench as a late replacement.
Villa want to strengthen that area of their squad as they seek to improve the chances of Steven Gerrard so that they are aware that they need an upgrade in that department, regardless of whether Tuanzebe is recalled.
Napoli have made a request for the availability of Manchester United’s Axel Tuanzebe
United boss Ralf Rangnick is willing to listen to offers following a disappointing loan at Aston Villa
Tuanzebe signed a new contract at United before being loaned out and his deal runs until 2023 with another one-year option.
United had been looking for him to gain Premier League experience as the staff had high expectations for his development, but he has struggled to make an impact.
Villa averted competition from Newcastle for the 24-year-old and paid a loan fee of around £ 4 million, but it has not been able to pay off.
United would be willing to listen to offers as they look to streamline their squad and bring in some money.
Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti is keen to strengthen his defensive options with Tuanzebe
A number of players are hoping to leave in January, as reported by Sportsmail, where people like Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson and Phil Jones are all considering their options.
Napoli are weighing a number of goals for the central defense and are interested in a loan option to Tuanzebe, which United had valued at around £ 25 million.
Meanwhile, United are not pursuing a switch to River Plate striker Julian Alvarez.
Despite reports from South America that United are approaching the 21-year-old’s signature, the club have not had serious discussions about a switch to the Argentine national team player.