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‘Should Pay Whatever It Takes’ – United Supporters On Social Media React To Reports Of £80m Bid For Senegalese Star

Manchester United have had a £80m bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly rejected, according to reports in Italy.

The Serie A side’s owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is believed to be holding out for over €100m (£89m) and it remains to be seen whether the Premier League side will up their reported initial offer.

Fans on Twitter are mostly keen to see United sign Koulibaly but some don’t believe that the Senegalese international is worth the price tag:

Manager Jose Mourinho has been very keen to see the club sign another centre-half, and would no doubt welcome the signing of Koulibaly.

However, United were reportedly put off by Leicester City’s inflated price for Harry Maguire when they tried to buy the England international after the World Cup so much will depend on whether they see Napoli’s valuation in the same way.

The Partenopei snapped up Koulibaly for just £6.5m in 2014, but his stock has risen sharply since his arrival in Italy. Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are also reportedly tracking the player.