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Kalidou Koulibaly

Manchester United look at alternatives to £90m Koulibaly

Manchester United are looking at defensive alternatives after Napoli placed a £90m price tag on Kalidou Koulibaly.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to strengthen his defensive options this summer, with Manchester United looking to add an imposing centre-back to their ranks.

Napoli’s Koulibaly had emerged as Solskjaer’s top target, though the club is said to have reservations about meeting the Italian club’s £90m asking price.

The Senegal international has emerged as one of Serie A’s finest defenders since arriving in Naples from Belgian side Genk in 2012, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side demanding a world-record fee for a defender for their prized asset.

According to the Independent, Koulibaly’s asking price has seen United look at alternative targets, with Leicester’s Harry Maguire and Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar amongst those considered.

Former United boss Jose Mourinho had expressed an interest in England international Maguire last summer, whilst the 24-year-old Skriniar has impressed for an Inter side who sit third in Serie A.

Neither defender would prove cheap, though Solskjaer is considering his options as he prepares for a huge summer of upheaval at Old Trafford.