Man United launch world-record bid for Serie A ace as hopes of signing De Ligt dim

first_img 2 Getty Images Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:40Loaded: 6.20%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Julien Laurens admits that going to Juventus is an option for Paul Pogba According to Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport, United have made a £84m bid for the 27-year-old, but could be forced to go higher.Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has stated in the past that it would take a remarkable offer for him allow Koulibaly to leave Naples, wanting at least £89m for him to even consider the move.However, the defender has a £133m release clause that becomes active from the summer of 2020, while Paris Saint-Germain have also been monitoring the former Metz youth team product.Koulibaly scored two goals and kept 19 clean sheets in 48 club appearances in the 2018-19 season. getty 2 Matthijs De Ligt seems set to move to Barcelona instead of the Premier League Netherlands teammate Frenkie De Jong has told De Ligt to snub Premier League interest and join him at Barcelona.Premier League rivals Liverpool have also been linked with a move, with the 19-year-old seemingly resigned to leave the Erediviside champions.So signing Koulibaly instead would mean United could eclipse the previous transfer high of £75million paid by the Reds for Virgil van Dijk 18 months ago. United are reportedly prepared to make Koulibaly the most expensive defender in the world Manchester United are ready to launch a world record £84million bid for Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.The Napoli centre-half has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since last year when Jose Mourinho was desperately trying to strengthen his defence.And with a move for Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt looking increasingly unlikely, it appears as though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also interested in the Senegal international.last_img read more

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