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Manchester United handed major boost as transfer target’s price slashed to £70million

Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly’s asking price is set to fall because of the impact of the coronavirus on the transfer market, according to a report in the Independent

Koulibaly, who is also rumoured to be a target for Manchester City is in high demand across Europe this summer with Napoli willing to reduce his asking price as things stand, according to the Independent.

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The report explains that Koulibaly’s price tag is to drop to around £70m from a previously much higher £100m, which might have been a tad expensive even for a club of Man Utd’s size.

The Senegal international has shone in Serie A, showing himself to be one of Europe’s most solid central defenders, and he’s surely now earned himself a move to a bigger club.

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The Red Devils could do with adding Koulibaly to the list of defenders in their squad, with the 29-year-old centre-back offering vast experience and assured quality.

Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer splashed out on Harry Maguire last summer, the England international could do with a more reliable partner next to him after some unconvincing form from the likes of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly

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