When it comes to being linked with Kalidou Koulibaly, Manchester United tend to be the champions.
Following their reported bid for the player last summer, the Premier League side have incessantly been reported as interested in the Senegal international, but they now face competition from their arch rivals: Liverpool.
Really starting to pick up pace after an initial report from TuttoMercatoWeb on April 30th, the idea Jürgen Klopp wants to pair Koulibaly with Virgil Van Dijk has got the Italian press excited.
Whoever wants the centre-back will have to pay a lot of money, which Gazzetta dello Sport reiterate on Tuesday, maintaining the stance that Aurelio de Laurentiis wants €100m for his star.
That’s nothing new, however.
What is is a report in Serbia suggesting Napoli are looking to bring in Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenković, which Gazzetta see as a ‘hint that confirms Napoli’s desire to sell Kalidou Koulibaly’.
Still, there’s a hope a real ‘auction’ could take place, with Liverpool joined by (shock!) Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain in the hunt for Koulibaly.
Honestly, at this point, we’re a bit bored of it all, and it just feels like Aurelio de Laurentiis trying to talk up a player who didn’t have a great season, one hindered by injuries, and trying to cash in following his (perhaps regrettable?) decision to reject a big money offer from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side last summer.