Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could land another central defender in the form of Kalidou Koulibaly this summer.
The Napoli regular has made his name as one of the best defenders on the planet over five consistent seasons in Serie A.
The 28-year-old could finally be on the move at the end of the season with Gli Azzurri likely to miss out on qualification to European competition.
Il Mattino have reported that although Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea have shown interest, the Red Devils are in pole position to seal a deal.
The Italian newspaper stats that if 10th place Napoli fail to reach the Europa League that they might need to cover those lost funds with the sale of the Senegal international.
Koulibaly would likely be moulded into a partnership with Harry Maguire as United try to find their way back to the top of the Premier League.
Former United striker Andy Cole gave his thoughts on the potential move last month, but stated that he wasn’t what they needed at the time.
“I would be surprised if Manchester United spend that on another centre-half - £85million,” Cole told The United Stand.
“Everyone knows we need creativity. Another centre-forward and creativity in the wide areas.
“I would be surprised £85m or £90m on another centre-half when you’ve spent £80m on one centre half but nothing says he’s going to be better than what you’ve already got.
“All I want for Manchester United is to finish in the top four.
“Then we can really go for it and bring in some real, real quality players.”
United brought in Bruno Fernandes in January as they look to catch Chelsea in the table, with Solskjaer delighted with the move.
He said after the Portugal international made his debut: "We got Bruno deeper on the ball for us.
“I felt we controlled the first half as well. In the second half we threatened a little bit more.
"Bruno is a top player. It's the first game.”