Manchester United are admirers of Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, it has been claimed.

The Jadon Sancho situation is a headache for Manchester United, which may be patched up short-term due to necessity.

Longer term, Sancho may not be the solution, and with question marks over Antony too, talk is turning to whether United will move to sign another winger.

An interesting name has been mentioned, one which would be very expensive, and may yet not solve the right wing conundrum.

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Manchester United like Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Journalist Mike Keegan was asked in a Q&A with The Mail, which players, particularly on the wing, are drawing Manchester United’s attention. He named Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Keegan explained: “He plays on the other side but it wouldn’t surprise me if Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was in the Premier League next season. I know he’s had admirers here, including United, but I can’t imagine he would come cheap and a switch during the season may be unlikely.

“As for January, a loan move may be the answer to get them through until the end of the campaign.”

United have already had to refute links to free agent Anwar El Ghazi. Kvaratskhelia is a far higher end option, and one the club may not be able to afford.

Goal report Kvaratskhelia is valued at 100m Euros, £87 million, and is quite content at Napoli, where he won the Serie A title last season.

It is not a transfer we expect to see any time soon, even next summer, as Kvaratskhelia plays on the left. The problem on the right will still remain.

Kvaratskhelia compared to George Best

Last season Georgia international Kvaratskhelia scored 12 goals and provided 10 assists in 34 Serie A games, leading Napoli to the Serie A title alongside Victor Osimhen.

He was given the highest possible praise by former Italy striker Christian Vieri earlier this year.

Vieri told Calcio Napoli after the winger’s strike over Atalanta: The goal from Kvaratskhelia is worthy of Maradona. The goal he scored is crazy stuff!

“If he goes to Manchester United, George Best’s times come back, Kvaratskhelia is the same. I can’t wait for Wednesday to see Napoli play.”