Kalidou Koulibaly

Manchester United told they will have to pay £130 million to sign Koulibaly from Napoli

Manchester United have been told they will have to break their transfer-record to sign Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly.

United have been heavily linked with a move for the defender, who has attracted interest from several of Europe’s top clubs in recent months.

The Italian side are bracing for offers for the 27-year-old this summer, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea reportedly keen, but have quoted a price of £130m for the Senegalese international.

The Daily Mail are reporting that Manchester United have made Koulibaly a top target, with the club keen to strengthen their defensive options by bringing the centre-back to Old Trafford.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis has allegedly put a £130m price tag on Koulibaly, with the Serie A side not willing to allow the defender to leave for cheap.

The deal would smash the world-record transfer fee for a defender, comfortably eclipsing the £75m Liverpool spent to sign Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton in January 2018.

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