Report suggests Man Utd are in pole position to seal Kalidou Koulibaly transfer

Manchester United are reportedly leading the chase to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer.

According to Italian outlet Il Mattino, as sourced by the Daily Star, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and United have all registered an interest in the Senegalese centre-back, but the Reds are in pole position to sign him.

It is claimed that if Napoli, currently 10th in Serie A, fail to qualify for European football next season, then Koulibaly may be sold to cover lost funds.

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Koulibaly is undoubtedly one of the top defenders across Europe and has earned his world-class status with his consistent performances over the past few seasons.

Signing the 28-year-old would be a real coup for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he is one of the most coveted defenders across Europe.

He would form a formidable partnership with captain Harry Maguire if he made the switch to Old Trafford.

But we are dubious over these reports as we have seen many links to Koulibaly in previous years not come to fruition.

While he would be an excellent signing, other areas must be prioritised such as up front and in midfield to provide balance to Solskjaer’s squad as he continues his rebuild.

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