Monday May 13 2019
Man Utd could break records for Koulibaly

Manchester United have made Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly their number one target, but would have to break the transfer record for a defender.

According to the Daily Mirror, United will be looking to strengthen their back four for next season and have earmarked the Senegal international as a potential signing.

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has previously said he turned down a €100m bid for the 27-year-old, which was also believed to be from Manchester United, so any offer from the English club would have to be higher than that.

Currently, the record fee for a defender is the €75m Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil Van Dijk in January 2018.

The Red Devils consider Koulibaly as one of the world’s best centre-backs and Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately needs to rebuild his back line, as United conceded 54 times in the league this year.

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