According to a report from Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent had ‘dinner‘ with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis and confirmed Man City have a ‘concrete‘ interest in signing the Senegalese international.
Koulibaly, who has impressed for the Serie A side this campaign, is currently one of the most highly sought-after defensive talents in Europe – with City now firmly in the hunt for his signature as confirmed by agent Fali Ramadani.
Should Man City sign Koulibaly?
Yes, please get the deal done
No, too expensive
Indeed, journalist Di Marzio has now backed up these claims – going on to state that the player’s representative is fully aware of Txiki Begiristain’s interest.
However, according to this report, City are unwilling to spend the €75 million (£68.4 million) to secure his signature – potentially putting up a roadblock in negotiations given this fee is Napoli’s ‘minimum‘ requirement.
The £193,000-per-week ace is one of the many star players linked with a move to the Etihad, as the Daily Mail claim we are also watching Lautaro Martinez, David Alaba and Ferran Torres in preparation for a strengthened 2020/2021 title challenge.
This comes after we won our CAS appeal against UEFA, resulting in a proposed two-year Champions League ban being overturned last Monday.
Described as ‘incredible’, Koulibaly may be one of the more illustrious targets given his huge price tag, but time will tell whether City do in fact manage to land the stalwart.