Will Kalidou Koulibaly join Man Utd? Napoli slash asking price of the centre-half
Will Kalidou Koulibaly join Man Utd? Napoli slash asking price of the centre-half to attract offers in the summer transfer window.
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- Napoli have slashed their asking price of Man Utd and Man City transfer target Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports
- The 29-year-old Senegal international has made 28 appearances for Gennaro Gatusso’s side in all competitions this season
- Cash-strapped Neapolitans are reportedly tempted by the idea of raising money by letting Koulibaly leave the club this summer
Napoli have slashed their asking price of Kalidou Koulibaly in half amid reports claiming Manchester United are lining up a summer bid for the Senegal international.
Italian news outlet Il Mattino claims that the Neapolitans have decided to do away with the astronomical 95m price tag they had previously put on the centre-back.
The cash-strapped Serie A outfit’s finances have been dealt a blow to the pandemic and it is therefore willing to listen to offers in the region of 45m for Koulibaly.
If that is indeed the case, one could imagine a race between Europe’s top clubs, including Man Utd and Bayern Munich, for the Senegalese defender’s signature.
Premier League champions Liverpool could also be tempted by the idea of joining the race for the 29-year-old who was linked with Jurgen Klopp’s side in January.
Bayern and Man Utd are both interested in signing Koulibaly
Bayern may have already snapped up Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig but that won’t stop them from pursuing the Senegal international’s signature in January.
As for United, their poor defensive form, which has partly contributed to the club’s title race virtually ending in March, might convince Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to swoop in for Koulibaly.
No other top five side in the Premier League has conceded as many goals as Man Utd this season, and with Eric Bailly as injury prone that he is and Victor Lindelof unable to impress his doubters with his performances, a move for Koulibaly by Man Utd makes sense for all parties involved.