Manchester United have submitted a record-breaking bid for Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Red Devils have been heavily linked with multiple top-class centre-backs in recent weeks, as they look to strengthen their backline come summer.
While Koulibaly has been a long-term target on their wishlist, the likes of Raphael Varane and Toby Alderweireld have been associated with the Mancunian outfit off late.
Now, reports from Italy indicate that the English giants have already submitted a gigantuous bid for the Napoli superstar.
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This bid is far higher than the record fee of £75m that Liverpool coughed up to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, and it would effectively make Koulibaly the most expensive defender in world football.
However, the submitted bid might still not be enough to seal the deal, as Tribal Football have claimed that Koulibaly’s current contract consists of a mammoth buyout clause worth £129m (€150m).
Amid the speculation, the 27-year-old himself has had his say on his future, having recently stated: “I am pleased that many teams follow me, but I want to demonstrate on the field that I am at the level of the greatest and I want to show it in the future.”
Will the Old Trafford outfit’s powerful financial muscle prevail?