Manchester United will not move for Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly this summer, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regarding him as one of the best centre-back’s in the world. The Red Devils are ready for a busy summer transfer window.
United have been linked with Napoli defender Koulibaly, while the Red Devils are also eyeing Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
Koulibaly is a long-term target for the Red Devils, with Jose Mourinho trying to sign the Senegal international during his time at Old Trafford.
However, according to the Manchester Evening News, United will not sign Koulibaly this summer.
Koulibaly, 28, is at the higher end of their age limits for transfer targets.
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The Red Devils are keen to sign younger talent this summer instead.
MEN add that Solskjaer, however, is a big admirer of Koulibaly.
The Norwegian feels Koulibaly is one of the best centre-backs in world football, alongside Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, and United’s own Harry Maguire.
Koulibaly is under contract with Napoli until 2023 and will not come cheap.
A lot has been made of United’s transfer plans ahead of the summer window, with Old Trafford hero Roy Keane warning the Red Devils they’re miles behind the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.
He said: “I think there’s certainly a feel-good factor bak at United over the last number of games.
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“Also, in the back of your mind, you think if Paul Pogba can get back, if people like Marcus Rashford can get fit towards the end of the season it would be a big boost for them.
“So there’s definitely a feel-good factor, but there’s still a long way back for United yet, I still think they’re still a long way behind City and obviously Liverpool.
“The signs are obviously a lot better than they were six or 12 months ago.
“I think the signings have all settled in very, very well and they’ll only get better with time.
“Obviously if they can have a good finish to the season, if we get round to playing games, and if they can get one or two very good players again in the summer, then that’s another big step forwards.
“But I always think, in terms of their recovery, there’s still a bit to go yet.”
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