Manchester United could be tempted by the idea of breaking their transfer record three years after they landed Paul Pogba from Juventus for over £100 million. This player could be in Italy as well, as Napoli’s president admitted he’ll have to sell one of the Red Devils’ long-term targets, according to the latest gossip.
This summer they spent £143 million to reinforce the squad, landing defenders Harry Maguire (£78m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£49.5m) as well as Swansea City winger Daniel James (£15m).
That hasn’t been enough for the Red Devils and the club could now be ready to break the £100 million barrier once again after learning that long-term target Kalidou Koulibaly could be up for sale at Napoli. This comes after Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis recently admitted:
“Last August I refused £105 million [from Manchester United] and I am aware that sooner or later we will be forced to sell him.”
Lancs.live suggest that Manchester could be lining up a move for Koulibaly soon, but that would likely force the club to break their transfer record. These rumors started in Italy, with the Sun also reporting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will go back in with a world-record offer for a defender to sign Koulibaly.
Nevertheless, at this moment there is no sign that Koulibaly will land in Old Trafford this January or next summer, but it would be crazy to see him playing another season in Napoli, knowing the number of teams interested in his services.
Manchester will be more than pleased of having a guy like this within their ranks, but given the high price they will have to pay for him, it looks like these rumors are nothing but that.