EPL: First player Man United may sign under Solskjaer revealed

Ruben Hill
January 10, 2019

Manchester United are prepared to wait until the summer to complete a move to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, according to reports in the British media.

Man Utd are among those who've been strongly linked with a swoop for the Senegalese global and speculation suggests Koulibaly has emerged as their first choice target as the Manchester giants look to finally land a top class defender.

Nevertheless, United have been buoyed by Koulibaly's interest in a move to Old Trafford and will wait until the end of the season to sign him.

According to the same report, Manchester United had been hoping to try and sign Koulibaly this month, but Napoli have so far refused to negotiate, and that is making a summer transfer look more likely.

He recently signed a long-term contract extension at the Stadio San Paolo in November 2018, so the club are confident of holding on to him.

United had hoped that Napoli's failure to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages would help fast track a move, but Carlo Ancelotti sees him as a vital part of his team as they pursue the Europa League.

TeamTalk claim Man Utd have renewed their attempts to sign the 27-year-old and are willing to double his wages to £160,000-a-week ahead of a deal that would be worth around £90m - a world-record fee for a defender.

Despite their disappointing start to the season, United appears to have turned around their fortunes since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is managing the club on interim basis.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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