Napoli are believed to have made contact with Belgian international, but Middlesbrough are also interested
Belgium's Thomas Meunier has attracted interest from newly promoted Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough are said to be monitoring Thomas Meunier of Club Brugge, according to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Italian journalist claims that Napoli have already met with the player’s agent to discuss a potential move, with Meunier said to have a release clause of €6 million (roughly £4.6 million).
Meunier, 24, won the Belgian Pro League this season with Club Brugge, and his form domestically has earned him an international call-up for Euro 2016 with the Belgian national side.
Meunier in action for Belgium against the Republic of Ireland
Meunier made his first appearance at Euro 2016 in Belgium’s convincing 3-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.
The full-back appeared tidy in possession and effective going forward, and it was his cross that found Axel Witsel to double the Red Devils' lead.
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Meunier has become an integral part of Club Brugge’s side since joining the club in 2011, making over 150 league appearances.
However he has also been a figure of controversy, having allegedly expressed his love of fierce rivals Anderlecht in an interview with Het Nieuwsblad, quoted here by voetbalkrant.com, much to the dismay of Brugge fans. However, he has vociferously denied such claims.
Meunier is also wanted by Napoli
Whilst Napoli seem to be considering an offer, Boro too are keen on the right-back, a position they looking to invest in, having previously expressed interest Stade de Reims full back Aissa Mandi, according Gazette Live.