Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has concluded plans to make African star Kalidou Koulibaly the most expensive defender in the history of football.
Various reports emanating from the British media say that Mourinho and Manchester United are ready to splash a whooping sum of £100m on the Senegalese international centre back.
He was recently part of the Senegal squad that failed to qualify for the first knockout round of this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Koulibaly and Senegal crashed out of the group stage after they finished third at the end of proceedings in Group H of the tournament.
Kalidou Koulibaly plays his club football for Italian Serie A giants Napoli.
The 27-year-old has become one of the best centre-backs in world football since his transfer to Napoli.
He joined the Italians from Belgian side Genk in 2014.
His Napoli form has attracted the interests of Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United.
The Blues were strongly linked with him in the summer having worked with boss Maurizio Sarri while he was the Napoli manager but nothing came out of the Chelsea transfer rumours.
Manchester United are now favourites to sign him with widespread reports stating that the Red Devils have already had two bids turned down for their transfer target.