Manchester United ‘handed Kalidou Koulibaly transfer boost’

Manchester United have reportedly received a boost in their pursuit of Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly after Bayern Munich ruled themselves out of the running to sign the centre-back. Koulibaly was strongly linked with a switch to the Premier League last year amid reported interest from Man United, Manchester City and Liverpool, but a move failed to materialise and he stayed put in Naples. However, with United expected to move for defensive reinforcements in the summer transfer window, speculation over the future of Koulibaly – whose contract is up in 2023 –…

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Seria A: Gattuso tells team to be ugly like him

Gennaro Gattuso insisted Napoli cannot always be beautiful like Hollywood actor Brad Pitt as he urged his side to be a “bit ugly” like him. Napoli claimed a last-gasp 2-1 victory at Udinese thanks to Tiemoue Bakayoko’s 90th-minute winner in Serie A on Sunday. Lorenzo Insigne had opened the scoring via a 15th-minute penalty to move level with Careca for seventh place on Napoli’s all-time scorers list in Serie A (73) and also seventh position across all competitions (97). Udinese’s Kevin Lasagna equalised 12 minutes later before Bakayoko ensured Napoli…

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