Man United leading race to sign £70m-rated Serie A centre-back

Red Devils in advanced talks with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and planning to make a bid during the summer transfer window. Man United need a new top-class centre-back as Phil Jones is in terrible form, Eric Bailly linked with several clubs and their back-up is necessary.

Senegal international is the best choice in this situation as he has a fantastic season and proves his worth one more time. Norwegian manager ready to spend big money on the player during this July. Chelsea and Barcelona are also interested in signing him and there will be a real battle for the footballer.

His price could increase and become much more. Koulibaly is a regular member of the national team and also played in the 2018 Mundial which is already a significant achievement for the player. He joined the Little Donkeys from Genk in 2014 with an €8m deal.

Kalidou is one of the best defenders in Serie A and unchanged figure for the club. In this campaign, he already played 36 matches and made two assists in all tournament. It is an impressive result, and he can do much more with high-class teammates.

Senegalese centre-back has contracted with the Italian club until 2023, and his release clause is around €75m. Man United will do everything to add him this summer, but it will be difficult as Blues and Blaugrana also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window. Red Devils also linked with Ajax footballer Matthijs de Ligt, Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and Milan centre-back Alessio Romagnoli.