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Kalidou Koulibaly transfer to Man Utd ‘all done’ as £60m summer move agreed

Manchester United have reportedly sewn up a deal for Napoli centre-back and long time transfer target Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Senegalese defender has been on the Red Devils' radar for a number of windows.

But a move has always failed to materialise, mainly due to the fact Napoli value their key man so highly.

Reports in Italy now point to the fact that Koulibaly will be a United player in the summer.

Italian journalist Fabio Santini, who correctly reported that Carlo Ancelotti was Everton bound and Mikel Arteta was heading to Arsenal, has revealed that a deal of around £60m has been agreed by all parties.

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“Napoli will sell Kalidou Koulibaly to Manchester United for a figure of around €70-75m It seems all done," he told TV show Il Processo on the station 7 Gold.

"Naturally, such a deal will be closed only in June and certainly not in January in the winter transfer window.”

Koulibaly's arrival in the summer would significantly strengthen United at the back, where they have struggled this season.

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Harry Maguire was brought in for £80m at the start of the campaign but hasn't been able to shore up the Old Trafford outfit in defence.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also wants to strengthen further up the pitch, with Bruno Fernandes the club's main transfer target.

Portuguese publication Record report the player is on the way to United.

The newspaper have splashed the news on their front page on Tuesday, insisting Fernandes' move is simply a matter of time.

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Final details of the transfer need to be finalised but United will spend roughly £65m bringing their long-time target to Old Trafford.

But speaking this morning, Solskjaer remained tight-lipped.

“I've got no transfer updates, so no,” he told reporters.

“If we get something that we can tell you about we will, but I've got no news now.”

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