​Former ​Manchester United striker Andy Cole has urged the club to steer away from making a move for ​Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, and instead turn their focus on two other signings. Transfer records were broken at Old Trafford in the summer of 2019 when wrapping up an £80million deal for Harry Maguire, but Cole believes the team do not need to spend so much again.

According to ​Calciomercato, the Red Devils are one of several clubs in contention to sign the centre-back. Paris Saint-Germain, ​Manchester City, and ​Real Madrid are also in the mix as Koulibaly looks to make the next step in his career.

However according to Cole, United should not be looking at Koulibaly because the kind of money that will be quoted is better invested in two other key areas.

“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 remain in the hunt for a top-four finish this season, but continue to struggle for consistency. Ole Gunnar's Solskjaer’s side sit fifth on the ​Premier League table right now, and travel to ​Liverpool today.