Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is ‘eager’ to move to England with Manchester United ready to reignite their interest for the defender.
The Red Devils are expected to enter the transfer market this summer to sign an experienced centre-half to partner Victor Lindelof.
Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho was furious that the club failed to land a defender last summer and the club failed with last-ditch bids for Diego Godin and Jerome Boateng after failing to land Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has improved Manchester United’s defence since taking charge at The Theatre of Dreams but the club remain determined to land a centre-back and have been encouraged by Kalidou’s openness to joining.
According to the London Evening Standard, Koulibaly is ‘eager’ to move to Manchester United and to end his five-year stay at the Naples-based outfit.
The club were willing to spend close to £100 million on Real Madrid star Raphael Varane last summer but the Frenchman was unwilling to leave the Santiago Bernabeu.
Manchester United’s board were ready to bankroll a move for a centre-back last summer but they were unimpressed by Jose’s targets.
Raphael Varane was close to joining Manchester United back in 2012 but Zinedine Zidane, who was Los Blancos director at the time, intervened to take him to Spain.