Man United yet to submit bid for powerful Napoli defender

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has insisted that the Italian side have still not received a suitable offer for in-demand centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly.

The 29-year-old Senegal international is believed to be a transfer target for Manchester United, who are understood to be in the market for at least one more centre-half ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Koulibaly is said to be valued by Napoli in the region of £90 million, though, and Aurelio De Laurentiis has said that there will be no discount for the player despite the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Without a great offer he does not move,” Aurelio told Radio Punto Nuevo.

Manchester City and Chelsea have also previously been linked with the ex-Metz youngster, who still has three years left to run on his deal in Naples.

Elsewhere, Manchester United are allegedly ready to sanction loan exits for three more of their academy products ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

A number of talents are pushing for inclusion in United’s senior team following the success of Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood last season.

However, the Manchester Evening News claims that Under-23s boss Neil Wood and head of senior team development Nicky Butt want certain players to gain experience elsewhere.

Matej Kovar, James Garner and Dylan Levitt are all said to be on their way out of the club for the next 12 months, with numerous clubs keen on the trio.

Swindon Town and Doncaster Rovers are thought to be interested in teenage goalkeeper Kovar, while Championship side Swansea City are eyeing up talented midfielder Garner.