Manchester United ‘are close’ to signing £90 million rated Napoli powerhouse Kouliably
talkSPORT host Andy Goldstein claims Manchester United are closing in on the summer signing of Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly.
With United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to improve a number of key areas of the pitch at the end of the season, there has been a lot of transfer talk about whom he could try and acquire during the summer window, with Koulibaly high up on the list.
Solskjaer has seen his back-line come under intense criticism this season, with the defence costing the club a number of points and it is widely expected that United will spend most of their transfer kitty on improving the defensive side of the game.
And despite many reports in the media over the past few months all suggesting that Napoli want to keep hold of powerhouse Koulibaly, reports in the media have suggested that Napoli will sell of United offer around £90 million for the services of Kouliably.
Now Goldstein has claimed that United are on the verge of completing a mammoth deal for the Seria A powerhouse.
He said: “The Koulibaly thing, I’ve heard good things that him coming to Utd is very close.”
Solskjaer is set for a busy summer as they looks to overhaul his current squad.
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti recently opened the door for United to seal a massive deal by announcing that he will not stand in the way of Koulibaly leaving the club if he wants to go.
Ancelotti said: “We don’t need to sell our best players. We can sign new players following our ideas.
“However, I am not going to block who wants to leave, I’ve never done it in my career.”
He is world class and a big improvement on what they already have at the club, but he is not worth the £110 million that Napoli wants and the Red Devils will have to try and get that fee down before they even contemplate completing any transfer deal.
The powerhouse may be impressing over in Seria A but the premier League is a much better League and he may struggle to adapt to the quality of the English game. So if United could get him for around £70-80 million, then it would be a good deal.
Anything above that fee would just be a waste of money, especially as they could get Toby Alderweireld for just £25 milli