Manchester United hopes of landing Centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly took a new twist as report emerging from Italy has it that the Seria A side has rejected Red Devils’ bid.

According to TVC Sport, the Old Trafford based club launched a mammoth £80 million bid for the Senegalese international, an offer that could have made the defender the most expensive defender of all-time, surpassing the £75 million Liverpool paid to secure the services of Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton last January.

Manchester United were linked with a host of players last summer with Harry Maguire, Diego Godin, Yerry Mina and Alderweireld dominating the list. The Red Devils looked poised to acquire a defender last summer but the club management vetoed several transfer deals.

The Red Devils are currently struggling for consistency in the current league season, and this is believed to be due to the mediocre display by the club’s back four.

Jose Mourinho understanding the problem is desperately trying to piece a formidable defensive arrangement at the Old Trafford but Napoli are reluctant to part ways to their prized defender.

The Seria A outfit according to report will accept only a price fee in the region of £90 million for the Senegalese defender.