Manchester United have reportedly seen their bid for Kalidou Koulibaly rejected by SSC Napoli.
Gazzetta dello Sport reporter, Nicolo Schira claims that the Red Devils had tabled an offer worth €110m (£96.4m) for the centre-half.
What seems to be the biggest priority for United this summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is full engaged in solving the growing issue in the club – improving the defence. The fans were left in shock when the Red Devils won only 2 of their last 12 games of the season to finish 6th in the Premier League table.
The Norwegian manager’s reign at Old Trafford started off on a positive note but it very quickly got dismantled as soon as he got named as the permanent option. Ed Woodward has decided to keep his faith in Solskjaer and hand him the necessary tools to upgrade this current Red Devils squad.
Koulibaly could be the answer to the problematic centre-half position but Napoli values him at €150m (£131.5m). The following weeks will tell us if United plan on matching the 27-year-old’s asking price.
Meanwhile, United are locked in on the possibility of signing Ajax wonderkid, Matthijs de Ligt as well. Solskjaer is also preparing to meet Atletico Madrid’s release clause for Thomas Partey, a potential replacement for Ander Herrera.