Manchester United told to pay £70m for Kalidou Koulibaly

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Manchester United have reportedly been told that they would have to pay ‘in excess of £70m’ to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly in this summer’s transfer window.

United boss Jose Mourinho is believed to be desperate to sign a new central defender this summer, and the 20-time English champions have been strongly linked with a move for Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld.

However, according to TMW , Koulibaly is also on the club’s wishlist ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

That said, the same report claims that Napoli value the 26-year-old ‘in excess of £70m’, which is just shy of the figure that Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk during the January transfer window.

Koulibaly, who has a contract with Napoli until the summer of 2021, is currently with Senegal at the 2018 World Cup.

Chelsea have previously been linked with a £65m move for the former Genk defender.

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