BID made: Manchester United ‘submit £72.2m offer to sign alternative to Harry Maguire’

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Manchester United have reportedly been in touch with Napoli again over a potential transfer deal for world class centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Red Devils continue to be strongly linked with Leicester City defender Harry Maguire this summer, but face paying a frankly ridiculous £90million for the England international.

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According to Diario Gol, United are now turning their attention towards Koulibaly again with a bid of around £72.2million for the Senegal international.

However, the report suggests this still won’t be enough for Man Utd to persuade the Serie A giants to sell their star player.

Real Madrid and Chelsea are also linked as suitors for Koulibaly, though the Blues cannot move for him this summer as they remain under a transfer ban, though they could technically agree a deal for him now and register him later once that ban ends.

Kalidou Koulibaly in action for Napoli

United fans will hope their club can come up with something to finally land Koulibaly, who is surely a superior player to Maguire and possibly available for less money.

MUFC finished with their worst goals-against record in the Premier League era last season, so a top CB like this makes sense as a priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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