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Man.united make world record bid for defender

Odiase Osayande

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Manchester United have made a world-record bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly , according to the latest reports
from Italy.

United have long been linked with 27-year-old Senegal centre-back Koulibaly, as well as Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.

And it has now been claimed that United made a bid of €105million (£90m) for Koulibaly late last month.

Man.united make world record bid for defender

That would dwarf the current record fee for a defender – the £75m Liverpool paid for their star performer of this season, Virgil van Dijk.

Meanwhile, Juventus are refusing to give up on signing Paul Pogba after having three bids for the midfielder rebuffed last summer, according to reports.

Italian outlet Calciomercato claims Juventus are ready to test Solskjaer’s determination to keep the midfielder, who has also been heavily linked with Real Madrid.

Should United fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, a summer switch for Pogba would appear more
likely.

United are currently sixth in the Premier League and trail Barcelona 1-0 ahead of the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Nou Camop next Tuesday.

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