Manchester United told to pay £100 million for Serie A player or forget about signing him

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Manchester United have been told to pay £100 million for one of the stars of the Italian Serie A or forget about signing him.

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing 29 year old Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly and Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has told clubs interested in signing Koulibaly they will need to spend £100m to land the centre back.

Liverpool and Chelsea are the other clubs interested in signing the Senegalese international.

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Jim White said on talkSPORT: “There isn’t a window in the last two, three or four that we don’t see big mentions of the Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

“This morning, I spoke to Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Napoli owner, and said what about your player, are there bids in for him?

“He laughed it off saying he’s not for sale. He’s absolutely not for sale unless one of the big clubs in England come up with £100million.

“He then says to me ‘I thought you were going to refer to our defender Nikola Maksimovic, the Serbian who is 29 years of age, and Liverpool’s previous interest in him’.

“So I said ‘are Liverpool still interested in your defender?’ He interrupted me to say of course with injury problems to Gomez and Van Dijk but no they haven’t heard from them of late.

“But it seems on this occasion Koulibaly is going nowhere.

“He stays and that was as recent as this morning. Anyone going in with anything other than £100million for Koulibaly can forget it.”

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