Manchester United backed to challenge Manchester City for Kalidou Koulibaly
The 29-year-old is one of the best defenders in world football and was on United’s radar before. Although the trail appeared to have gone cold of late, the Red Devils have been backed to make a move for the Senegalese star.
According to journalist Niccolo Seccarini, United and City will duel each other for the player’s signature. The Red Devils are desperate for a dependable centre-back and there are few better than Koulibaly at just that.
Pep Guardiola added Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake to his squad last summer. However, that has done little to diminish his desire to sign Koulibaly.
City saw a €60m bid for the 29-year-old rejected last season. Ceccarini believes such exorbiant prices are a thing of the past, especially given the financial turmoil brought about by the coronavirus.
Whether this means Napoli will lower their asking price remains to be seen. The player, for his part, is now fit after having tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month.
Koulibaly is not the only Serie A defender in our sights. Fiorentina’s Serbian international Nikola Milenkovic is another player we are keeping tabs on.
A promising player, he is more of a project in comparison to Koulibaly. The Senegalese star’s reputation is well-earnt and it remains to be seen if he will end up at United.
More Manchester United News
- Man United had a £130m offer rejected for Ansu Fati in the summer
- Boost for Manchester United as Borussia Dortmund open to selling Jadon Sancho
- Luke Shaw reveals the fastest player at Manchester United currently
Soon to be 30, Koulibaly is a good fix with quickly diminishing resale value. Napoli are also a notoriously difficult club to deal with and it remains to be seen if we will indeed challenge City for the signings.
In Other News
Man United slap £20m price tag on impressive star shining on loan
Manchester United seeking £20m for Jesse Lingard According to Eurosport, Manchester United have named their asking price for West Ham...
Report: PL star in talks over a new contract amidst Man United interest
Manchester United target Harvey Barnes in talks over extending Leicester City stay According to the Mirror, Manchester United target, Harvey...
Fourth tier English side gain financially every time this Man United star takes the field
Manchester United pay Carlisle United £10,000 for every Dean Henderson appearance There are a number of fans keen to see...
Man United legend gives his verdict on Ole’s management of the club
David Beckham believes Manchester United are in good hands under Solskjaer According to the Express, Manchester United legend, David Beckham...
Solskjaer opens up on Man United’s transfer plans for the summer window
Quality over quantity is the mantra for Solskjaer at Manchester United According to Manchester Evening News, Manchester United boss, Ole...
Solskjaer admits he trumps Man United star in this one key trait
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he hates losing more than even Bruno Fernandes According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United boss,...
Rival manager admits he was keen on beating Man United to prolific star while at former club
Thomas Tuchel was keen on Manchester United ace Bruno Fernandes while at PSG Bruno Fernandes will once again take the...
Man United set to make £50m bid for English international next summer
Manchester United ready a £50m bid for Jadon Sancho According to Eurosport, Manchester United are set to make a £50m...
Revealed: Man United missed out on signing prolific 20-year-old star for a measly £3m
Manchester United failed to sign Erling Haaland for £3m in 2019 According to the Mirror, Manchester United had an opportunity...
“He’s at the right club”: Ex-English international pips in as clamour for Man United loanee to leave grows
Joe Cole urges Jesse Lingard to quit Manchester United Speaking to BT Sport (h/t Metro), former Chelsea and England star...