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Manchester United 'move ahead of Manchester City in Kalidou Koulibaly race'

Man United 'move ahead of Man City in Koulibaly race'
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Manchester United are ahead of Manchester City in the race to sign Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, according to a report.

Manchester United have reportedly overtaken Manchester City in the race to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly during this summer's transfer window.

The Senegal international has allegedly made it clear to his Italian club that he is open to a move away ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Both United and City have been credited with an interest in the defender, but according to La Repubblica, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have moved ahead of their rivals.

The report claims that the 20-time English champions are prepared to pay in the region of €80m (£71.5m) for the 29-year-old, who is also thought to be interesting Everton.

Koulibaly has had his injury problems this season but has still featured on 21 occasions for Napoli in all competitions, including twice against Liverpool in the group stages of the Champions League.

The Senegalese's current deal with Gennaro Gattuso's side runs until the end of the 2022-23 season.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721

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