Manchester United Football Club had an awful summer transfer window. Jose Mourinho was left wanting, following Edward Woodward’s unwillingness to dip his toes in the water for a centre-back.
It seems as though the club have had a change of heart, though, although their chase for a new defender has been unsuccessful thus far…
According to Corriere dello Sport, translated by Football-Italia, Manchester United have seen their £91.4million bid for Napoli centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly rejected.
The Senegalese centre-half is truly world-class and no doubt he’d be a stunning addition to a struggling defence, but for now, it looks as though the Serie A side are remaining firm.
January is a notoriously difficult time to buy, particularly as if Napoli did sell, they’d likely struggle to find an adequate replacement.
With that said, when you’ve got such financial muscle like United have, the club can be very persuasive if the right offer comes in. With the way football is going these days, don’t be surprised to see the Red Devils go back in with an offer in excess of £100million. Make no mistake, that’d be a huge gamble, but right now, United need massive help in that area of the field.