Manchester United Have Had A £91m Bid Rejected For Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly

Manchester United's pursuit for the highly rated Kalidou Koulibaly has suffered another big blow after Napoli have reportedly rejected a £91m (€103m) bid.

Goal (via Corriere dello Sport) has said that the Italian club turned down a world-record bid for a defender.

SPORTbible reported last month that the Red Devils had put forward a €90m bid for the 27-year-old Senegalese defender.

I Partenopei won't allow Koulibaly, who is also a target for Barcelona, to leave the club without an offer that is above €100m, but it looks like they want a lot more than the €103m that United offered in this bid.

The former Genk star is contracted to Napoli until June 2023.

Koulibaly recently revealed that he has no regrets in choosing to play for Senegal instead of France.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I don't have any regrets because I want to write the story of the future of Senegal football and I hope I'll be able to do that," he told BBC Sport.

"For me, [the World Cup] was a good experience because I wanted to show that Senegal is one of the best teams in Africa.

"I had the French culture at school and I love this culture, but I also had another culture at home -- that of Senegal.

"I think this way of growing up has made me the person I am today -- because I had the two cultures."

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