Italian press reports that Manchester United are seeking to boost their Defender with a massive deal worth £ 130 million, for Napoli’s star Kalidou Koulibaly.
Senegalese international Koulibaly, 27, is one of the best defenders of European football today and a group of well-known clubs has shown interest in the player.
The Sun newspaper reported earlier this month that Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was seeking to give the defenders now a new chance, instead of spending £ 80m on a new defender.
Solskjaer wants the club to focus on buying a new wing, and Borussia Dortmund coach Jadon Sancho has set his priorities in a deal worth £ 70 million.
However, the Italian “Calcio Mercato” has confirmed that Manchester United officials are still watching Coulibaly closely, wanting to include the player who moved to Napoli in 2016 from Belgium’s Genk for only 8.5 million pounds.
Manchester United is one of the most interested in Senegalese defender services and sent the scout Jim Lawler for a match against Fiorentina last month.
“Manchester United have a preference for Coulibaly, although Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested in joining the club,” said Calcio Mercato.
But Napoli will not give up easily, with club president Aurelio de Lorentis Select an amount £ 130 million, almost twice as much as Liverpool paid for Dutchman Virgil Van Dyke, the world’s most expensive defender.