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Manchester United 'preparing fresh Kalidou Koulibaly bid'

Man United 'preparing fresh Kalidou Koulibaly bid'
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Manchester United are reportedly preparing a fresh approach for Kalidou Koulibaly as they look to hijack Manchester City's move for the Napoli centre-back.

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a fresh approach for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The 29-year-old has regularly been linked with a switch to the Premier League in recent transfer windows, and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis recently confirmed that he would be allowed to leave if a suitable offer arrives this summer.

Manchester City had been leading the race for his signature, but that deal has been held up by the strained relationship between the two clubs after their Jorginho talks broke down last summer.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, cited by The Mirror, now claims that United are looking to hijack the transfer, which is expected to set them back at least €75m (£68.1m).

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is known to have earmarked central defence as one of his priorities for the remainder of the transfer window, alongside a new left-back and right winger.

The Red Devils have only made one signing so far this summer, bringing in Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

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