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‘Overpriced’ ‘Get This Done’ – United Fans Debate Reported £91m Offer For Senegalese International

Napoli have turned down a €103m (£91m) offer from Manchester United for defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports in Italy.

The Red Devils are looking to strengthen their defence in the January transfer window with the Senegalese international reportedly top of their shortlist of targets.

However, the Serie A side are playing hardball in negotiations with many United fans on Twitter perplexed as to why the offer was rejected:

The inflated transfer market has made it extremely difficult for buying clubs to bring in players at sensible prices, and while a world record fee for a defender in Koulibaly’s case can be justified, the amounts being quoted are extremely high.

With clubs knowing that United have money to spend, and the fact that there are only a certain number of top-drawer centre-backs on the market, it makes it an extremely difficult environment to sign players.

Whether Napoli will eventually relent and sell Koulibaly, it remains to be seen. It is more likely that Jose Mourinho’s side will move onto other targets instead.