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Liverpool: Reds’ Kalidou Koulibaly pursuit complicated by Man United transfer offer

Liverpool: Reds’ Kalidou Koulibaly pursuit complicated by Man United transfer offer - Liverpool Transfer Rumours

Liverpool have suffered a blow in the race to sign Kalidou Koulibaly as Manchester United have made a £71m bid for the Napoli man.

The Reds have been continually linked with an interest in the Senegal international and were even reported to have made a bid for the central defender (Corriere dello Mezzogiorno via TEAMtalk).

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Now, the Old Trafford outfit have put their cards on the table according to Sky Sports Italia (via The Daily Mail), with them offering £71m for the 28-year-old.

The Red Devils already spent a lot of money last summer trying to boost their defence, parting with £80m for Harry Maguire, but that has still seen them concede 30 goals throughout the campaign in the Premier League – if they want to catch the Reds at the top, they will need to improve.

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Jurgen Klopp’s men, meanwhile, have the best defensive record in the whole division, having shipped only 21 league goals; and Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk appear to have struck up a strong understanding, with the Reds keeping nine clean sheets in their last 12 Premier League matches with the two at centre-back.

£71m is already a huge amount for Koulibaly and if Napoli are holding out for £89m, then maybe the Reds are better off letting United take him. This news should not scare them into making a move as the Premier League leaders are already quite strong defensively.

Liverpool fans, would it be a big blow for the Reds if Koulibaly were to sign for Man United? Let us know what you think by commenting below!


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