No De Ligt? Manchester United Are Going To Make £84m Bid For Kalidou Koulibaly

Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly reacts.

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Even though Manchester United in the past five years have established themselves as big spenders, they have little to show for the enormous sums they’ve splashed.

Of their record-breaking signings, Angel Di Maria turned out to be a horrible mistake. Even the ridiculously high sums given to Alexis Sanchez brought about a scenario similar to the one they suffered with Radamael Falcao.

Further, revolutionary signings like Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Morgan Schneiderlin simply didn’t pan out

Of the big transfers, Paul Pogba has at least had the laurel of regularly scoring and creating goals but even his future seems to be in doubt. Despite this sketchy past record at spending, United are still going to attempt another world-record transfer.

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As per Corriere dello Sport (via Mirror) Manchester United are going to make another bid for defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The Senegalese centre-back has been on Manchester United’s radar for months now and was repeatedly touted to be the signing that the club would certainly make this summer.

However, Napoli are proving to be quite the negotiators, demanding a world-record fee for the defender. It is believed that United already had a bid for the defender rejected.

This recent report claims that the Mancunian giants are about to table a £84 million bid for the 27-year-old.  This may be a further indication of United’s desperation for an able leader in the heart of their defense, after the poor showing in the last season.

Juventus are also believed to be interested in him but the way in which Napoli have been holding out makes it seem like he may not depart at all. The report claims that it is this very interest from the Old Lady that has spurred United to action.

If Napoli do decide to sell, the rationale would certainly point to losing out the centre-back to a foreign club rather than their biggest Serie A rival.