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Manchester clubs get words from Napoli on Koulibaly

Timothy Aiyeku

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Kalidou Koulibaly

The two big clubs in Manchester City have shown a big interest in signing Italian Serie A outfit Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer transfer window.

Man United are in need of a defensive reinforcement, as well as Man City and both teams have a project for Kalidou Koulibaly, having identified him as a world-class defender.

Sky Italia is, therefore, reporting that Napoli have sent their words to the Reds and the Sky Blues, informing them that offers below €75 (£67.6m) for Kalidou Koulibaly will not be considered.

With the effect of the pandemic still hitting most clubs, it is unlikely, according to Sky Italia for the two Manchester clubs to meet that valuation.

The Red Devils are already struggling to meet with the valuation of Borussia Dortmund for England international Jadon Sancho who has a tag of £100 million, making it almost impossible to pay such an amount for Kalidou Koulibaly.

Meanwhile, this would have been the chance for any club to get Kalidou Koulibaly because Napoli will not be present in the Champions League next season.

They are 13 points behind fourth-placed Lazio with four games of the Serie A campaign remaining.

However, Liverpool are also reported to be in the race for the defender and might as well learn of his fee before submitting a bid.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.