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Man Utd prepared to pay world record fee for Napoli defender Koulibaly

Manchester United are prepared to pay a world record fee for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Sun says United are plotting a world record £90m summer move for Koulibaly.

Interim United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer assigned his top scout Jim Lawlor to watch the defender in last Saturday's 0-0 Serie A draw at Fiorentina.

Koulibaly admits he has been flattered by interest in him, saying: "I am pleased that many teams follow me.

"But I want to demonstrate on the field I am at the level of the greatest and I want to show it in the future."

United are ready to trump the £75m Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk - the current record for a defender - to sign their No 1 target, even though Koulibaly admits he might not be worth such a hefty fee.

"I don't know if I'm one of the strongest defenders in the world," he said. "But I always try to give my best."

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