Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to pay what it takes to seal powerhouse transfer

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly eager for his club to fork out a huge sum of money for the transfer of Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Senegal international is one of the finest defenders in the world at the moment and has been linked with a host of big sides in recent times.

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The latest from Don Balon is that United could try to beat Barcelona to Koulibaly’s signature, with Mourinho not bothered about his price, which could reach over €80million.

The Red Devils could undoubtedly do with a top defensive player of his calibre, with the team looking unconvincing at the back for so much of this season.

There’s no question Koulibaly would be a big upgrade on players like Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones, while Mourinho has even resorted to playing Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay in defence at times this season.

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Kalidou Koulibaly in action for Napoli

That is a pretty damning verdict on his CB options, so the club should definitely fund the Portuguese to bring in the top defensive players he wants.

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