Manchester United are plotting a mega bid for one of the best defenders on the world football stage according to reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has grown to be a key player for his Italian Serie A club since he joined them from Belgian side Genk.
According to the publication from trusted English media platform The Times, Manchester United are prepared to spend as much as £90m on Koulibaly thus making him the most expensive defender in history.
Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk became the most expensive defender in January 2018 when the Reds paid £75m to seal his transfer from fellow Premier League side Southampton.
Manchester United have not had the best of seasons defensively after conceding 35 goals in 26 Premier League games.
The three-time European champions have one of the worst defensive records in the top half of the Premier League with just six clean sheets to show for their troubles.
Kalidou Koulibaly has spoken about the transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the club in the summer.
The 27-year-old told Rai Sport that he’s flattered with the interest of clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) before adding that his focus is on his performances for Napoli.