According to a report in England, Manchester United are pushing for a move for Harry Maguire or Milan Skriniar as alternatives to Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Independent claims that Man United are unwilling to meet Napoli’s asking price for Koulibaly in the 2019 summer transfer window.
The same report suggests that the Red Devils have been scared off by Koulibaly’s £90m price tag and United are looking at alternatives.
According to the same story, the Premier League club would rather sign Leicester defender Maguire and Inter Milan centre-half Skiniar.
The report from the Independent goes on to state that the 20-time English champions could also revive their interest in Belgium international Toby Alderweireld.
The Red Devils are looking to sign young defenders who have the experience and talent to slot into the team but have also scope to improve at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ended up conceding 54 times in 38 games in the English top flight to highlight their problems at the back.
Manchester United will compete in the Europa League next term after finishing in sixth place in the Premier League table.
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