Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly is ‘eager’ to move to the Premier League with Manchester United ready to reignite their bid for the defender.

United are expected to enter the market this summer to sign an experienced centre-back to partner Victor Lindelof.

Jose Mourinho was furious that the club failed to sign a defender last summer and the Red Devils failed with last-ditch bids for Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin after failing to land Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has improved United’s defence since taking charge at Old Trafford but the club remain determined to sign a centre-back and have been encouraged by Koulibaly’s openness to joining.