Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly should not leave for Manchester United until the summer, claims ESPN FC pundit Alejandro Moreno.
Koulibaly has long been a target of United and reports claim the Senegal star could be available for a cut-price fee of £69million.
But Moreno has advised the 28-year-old to stay at Napoli until the end of the season because he would be able to attract a higher wage as there will be more clubs interested in him.
“I think Koulibaly has earned himself a summer move rather than a winter move,” Moreno said.
“I believe that if he waits it out there’s going to be a few teams that are going to line up and if there are a few teams lining up, there’s demand, and if there’s demand then the price goes up.
“He will do well just to stay with Napoli, not jump to Manchester United just yet.
“I think there will be more of a market for him out there.”
Meanwhile, transfer expert Duncan Castles says United scouted RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner last Saturday ahead of a potential January move.
“I can tell you that Manchester United sent their head of global scouting, Marcel Bout, to Germany at the weekend to watch the Hertha Berlin-Leipzig match and specifically to run his eye over Werner in that game,” Castles said on the Transfer Window Podcast.
“It was a match that Werner scored Leipzig’s opening goal, their equaliser, on 38 minutes from the penalty spot and one of the final goals in the 4-2 victory right at the end of the game, so performed well.
“Their decision has to be made on Werner, whether they can persuade him that Manchester United is a better place for him to go than Liverpool, also whether they can persuade Leipzig to allow him to leave in January.”