Man United keen on signing top 27-year-old in January – report

Man United are keen on a move to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli in January, according to reports

Jose Mourinho
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Manchester United are keen on a big-money move to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli in January, according to reports in the British media.

The Evening Standard is reporting that the Red Devils are weighing up a move that could make the 27-year-old the most expensive defender in history next month.

The same story claims that Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has already had two bids for Koulibaly rejected as the January transfer window draws nearer.

The article reports that Manchester United are now “weighing up” a third bid for the Senegal international, and Napoli could be holding out for a fee of as much as £100m for the defender.

Koulibaly has been in solid form for Napoli so far this season and has made two assists in 15 Serie A games so far for the Italian side.

As has been widely reported in recent weeks, the same article says that signing a new defender has become Mourinho’s priority ahead of the January transfer window.

The same report says that Manchester United are still continuing to keep tabs on Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire and Milan Skriniar.

Meanwhile, Mourinho will currently be focused on getting his team ready for their crunch clash against Liverpool FC at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils are currently 16 points behind leaders Liverpool FC in the Premier League table.

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