Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solkskjaer has identified the centre-back department as the key area that needs strengthening this summer, and the club have long been pursuing Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly to assume a leader’s role in their back line. However, with the Italian side not looking to part ways with the highly rated Senegalese, the price of £90 million seems far too much for United. Reluctant to spend that kind of money on one player, they are now prepared abandon the interest and look elsewhere.
According to the Independent, they are now contemplating Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan and Harry Maguire of Leicester City, both of whom they’ve been linked with before.
Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur has also been considered, but apparently, there are concerns about his age (30). United would prefer a younger player to represent a long-term solution to the problem. Loanee Axel Tuanzebe, who played a vital part in Aston Villa’s run to the Championship play-off final, is also expected to stay at Old Trafford next season.
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