Napoli turned down world-record Manchester United Koulibaly bid

Date:1st December 2018 at 5:32pm
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Napoli have reportedly turned down a €103 million offer from Manchester United for Kalidou Koulibaly.

The defender is amongst one of the best centre-backs in Europe and since he arrived in Napoli has become a technically proficient player.

The Red Devils had been linked with a move for the 27-year-old in November, with Jose Mourinho looking for a new centre-back in the January transfer window.

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Manchester United made a massive bid which would make the defender the world’s most expensive defender.

However, it has been reported that Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis immediately rejected the offer to keep him in the club.

The Serie A star, who was purchased for €8 million from Genk in 2014, has been also linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich but Napoli president has always rebuffed any fee offered.

Last September, Koulibaly, who counts 18 appearances in all competitions this season, has renewed his contract with Napoli until 2023.