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Man Utd transfer news: Napoli reject €110m bid for Kalidou Koulibaly

According to Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Nicolo Schirra, Napoli have rejected a bid from Manchester United for Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Senegal international is renowned as one of the best centre-backs in football right now, and that is exactly what the current United side needs.

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Moreover, it’s an area of the team that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must strengthen this summer if United are to have any chance of improving next season.

It’s staggering that we still field full-strength teams containing either Chris Smalling or Phil Jones, but not qualifying for the Champions League next season should be a wake up call.

Schira claims United bid €110m for Koulibaly and that the bid has been rejected.

Koulibaly’s buy-out clause doesn’t kick into play until 2020, meaning in order for a deal to materialise the Reds must negotiate cleverly with Napoli over the coming months.

Otherwise Solskjaer must look elsewhere.

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt is another option – but the Netherlands starlet looks destined to join Barcelona this summer.

The Reds could also reignite their interest in Toby Alderweireld.

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