Manchester United ‘step up Kalidou Koulibaly interest’

Manchester United have reportedly ‘shifted into high gear’ for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Red Devils are allegedly ready to the  signing a new central defender during this summer’s transfer window, and Koulibaly has been consistently linked with a switch to Old Trafford.

Napoli are thought to be open to selling Koulibaly this summer, although they are reportedly not prepared to lower their €110m (£96m) asking price despite the financial implications of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Italian club will be in a strong position when it comes to potential negotiations, meanwhile, as the defender has a contract with Gennaro Gattuso’s side until June 2023.

United broke the transfer record for a centre-back when they signed England international Harry Maguire from Leicester City last summer.

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