As you will certainly be aware of by now, Manchester United allegedly had a €100m bid rejected by Napoli for Kalidou Koulibaly last year.
The Italian media keep reminding everyone about it on a weekly basis, especially since the Senegalese defender is having a rather mediocre season comprising of a mix of far from stellar performances and injuries.
This has led his price to drop, and while there are still some interested clubs, the list has dwindled somewhat.
However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Manchester United remain one of the parties keen on the 28-year-old, alongside Everton and Bayern Munich.
It appears the decision to reject the bid last year, which made sense at the time, has now come back to bite Aurelio de Laurentiis somewhat, who is now hoping the defender, once he’s back from his current thigh injury, can return to his best between now and the end of the season to get his value back up.
Manchester United are reportedly ‘remaining vigilant’ on the Senegalese and his situation, which will thrill the Napoli owner, with Gazzetta explaining that ‘if a bidding war is created, the happier De Laurentiis will be’.
So that’s the plan, and we’ll have to see if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. bite into it, or if they decide to look elsewhere for their centre-back needs.