Solskjaer’s Signing? Odds tumble on Koulibaly to Old Trafford

Manchester United have moved into favourites to secure Kalidou Koulibaly’s signature, as their quest to sign a decent centre-back continues...

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We’ve seen a huge surge in betting on the Napoli man moving to Old Trafford following the Newcastle game last night (Wednesday), forcing us to slash the odds from 33/1 to 6/1.

That puts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as the favourites to sign him this month, leapfrogging Chelsea (20/1), Barcelona, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Juventus (all 25/1) and Man City (33/1).

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Though it will come at a price, the sought-after defender is rated 5/6 to be sold for over 99.5 million, with United expected to sell to bring him in.

Eric Bailly has been linked with a move away, which could finance the deal. He is currently 4/1 to join Sevilla, 5/1 to join Arsenal or 14/1 to head to Tottenham.

Our own top target Paddy Power said: “Forget winning the treble, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer managing to sign a top-class central defender would be enough to make him a Man United legend.

NAPLES, ITALY – DECEMBER 22: Kalidou Koulibaly of SSC Napoli in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Spal at Stadio San Paolo on December 22, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

“We’ve been inundated with bets on Koulibaly joining the club as soon as this month, and he’s now five times more likely as he was before the game last night.

“And it could be a case of out with the old and in with the Kou, with the sale of Eric Bailly potentially part-financing the deal.”

KALIDOU KOULIBALY TO SIGN FOR BEFORE 1ST FEB 2019

6/1 Man United
20/1 Chelsea
25/1 Barcelona
25/1 Liverpool
25/1 Real Madrid
25/1 Juventus
33/1 Man City

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