Solskjaer ‘Wants’ 89M Rated Serie A Colossus As United Target Defensive Reinforcements

Solskjaer ‘Wants’ 89M Rated Serie A Colossus As United Target Defensive Reinforcements

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “wants” Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly to strengthen his options at the back, according to Marca.

The Senegalese international has also been heavily linked with Liverpool and Manchester City over the past year, but it is thought that Napoli are still keen to keep hold of the 6ft 1 defender

It was recently claimed that the Serie A club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis still values Koulibaly at €100m (£89m) but that is likely to be bluster considering the 29-year-old’s contract situation. The player will have just two years left to run on his current deal in the summer, with an extension unlikely to be signed.


Solskjaer is thought to be keen on reinforcing his defence but there would be some questions over whether a move for Koulibaly would be a good idea. The centre-half will be 30 in June, and he isn’t exactly the quickest either, which wouldn’t make him the best partner for Harry Maguire.