The search for a centre-back to strengthen what many perceive to be a weakness in the Manchester United side continues to generate numerous media column inches.
On Friday, one potential solution to the problem was reported by the tabloid publication, the Daily Star, with this particular source of the opinion that Manchester United were confident of securing the services of the 26-year-old England and Leicester defender, Harry Maguire, in a deal that would see a £65 million transfer fee change hands.
But, a mere twenty-four hours later the situation appears to have changed considerably.
If the red-top publication, the Mirror, is to be believed, Manchester United are looking at the Napoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, as the answer to their perceived defensive woes.
This particular source goes on to infer that Manchester United are willing to pay Napoli an enormous fee to land the 27-year-old Senegalese international.
In fact, that astronomical fee, if Napoli’s wishes are to be met, would be in the region of £128 million.
If that were to be the case the Italian side would make a sizeable profit on the player they signed for as little as £6.5 million when they signed him from the Belgian side Genk.
Napoli are aware they can push the price up as they’re aware that the Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are also admirers of the player.
But the trail, to land a top-notch centre-back, doesn’t end there.
If we look back as far as Thursday, the local media source, the Manchester Evening News, picked up on something in the Italian media, inferring that Manchester United could take advantage of a release clause in the contract of the Roma and Greece defender, Kostas Manolas, whereby the 27-year-old could be signed for a bargain fee of £30.8 million.
It’s both intriguing and interesting but, here at Vital Manchester United, we’d like to know which of the trio you’d prefer.
Given the choice would you prefer the club to sign Maguire, Koulibaly or Manolas?
Simply drop your choice into the comment facility beneath this article.
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