X
Follow The Sportsman on Facebook
Football  /
Stats Powered By

Manchester United ‘Ready’ To Spend Over £100m To Land Number One Target

Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly could be Manchester-bound...
Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly could be Manchester-bound...

Manchester United may be in good form under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but they are already looking ahead to the summer as they look to strengthen their squad. Their number one area for improvement in the squad is quite obvious, with the team lacking quality in the centre of defence and the board are now ready to put their hand in their pocket and fix the problem area with one big signing.

Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly has been United’s top transfer target for several weeks now and despite the departure of Jose Mourinho, it is thought that he is still the man United want. La Gazzetta Dello Sport, as reported by The Faithful MUFC, have reported that United are prepared to come up with a huge offer to tempt Napoli to sell their Senegalese defender.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has also gone on record to say he would listen to offers around the €120m mark, or £108m in English money and United are willing to go close to that figure in order to secure his signing.

The 27-year-old is at the peak of his career and would instantly improve United’s back line however they may wait until summer to finalise the deal once they have got the go-ahead from their new permanent manager. Liverpool have shown how important a top-class defender can be in transforming a side and United will be hoping that Koulibaly can have a similar impact to Van Dijk at Anfield, even if he costs over £100m.

This would be a huge statement of intent if they can get the deal done during this window they could set their sights on the top four once again. United must spend big on defenders if they are to put themselves in a position to fight for the title next season.

Register with The Sportsman to personalise your news feed with your favourite sports and team.
Latest Football Articles
Bet Slip
Log In
Open
Settled
Deposit
Quick Deposit
Deposit
CV2
Deposit Funds
Change Payment Method
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Bet Slip 0
| Join Now
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet
Bet on Bet365 website
New To Bet365?
Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's rules
and terms and conditions. Hillside (UK Sports) LP is licensed
and regulated by the British Gambling Commissioner
(Licence number 39563). Registered Office Hillside (UK Sports) LP
(registration number 117), Unit 1.1, First Floor, Waterport Place,
2 Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.
DON'T HAVE A
BET365 ACCOUNT? New Customer Offer
The Sportsman is an officially endorsed bet365 betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with bet365 and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by the sportsman.com. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.