Manchester United poor performance so far this season still continued with a goals draw against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon and it is clear that their is a need for new reinforcements when the window opens in January.
Their defence has been a major concerns this season having conceded 21 goals in 13 matches of which last season, the defence conceded only 28 goals.
United’s draw with the Eagles makes it their only second clean sheet of the season and Jose Mourinho’s top concerns would be getting a new centre-back for his season next season.
The Sunday Mirror is one of their report, are claiming the Red Devils are ready to break the bank for the signing Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and the club are willing to break the current transfer record paid for a defender.
The report also suggests that Mourinho is ready to make a move for the defender in January, although Napoli might prolong the defender’s exit from the club until next summer.
United lead the queue for the signature of the 27-year-old, who has been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool in the past, and he is reportedly valued at around £89m by Napoli. The Serie A side only paid £7m when they signed Koulibaly from Genk in 2014 and they could make a sizeable profit on a player that has made a significant impression during his time in Naples.
United would have to smash the world transfer record paid for a defender – the £75m Liverpool splashed out on Virgil van Dijk in January of this year – as they look to rebuild their faltering team