Manchester United ‘make £71m offer for Kalidou Koulibaly… but Napoli are holding out for £89m to let the PSG target leave this summer’
- Manchester United ‘are in pursuit of Kalidou Koulibaly, and have offered £71m’
- Liverpool and PSG are fellow interested clubs, but Napoli want £89m for him
- It’s already a step down from the £107m the Serie A side rejected last summer
Napoli have kept Kalidou Koulibaly’s price tag locked at £89million despite an offer from Manchester United, according to reports.
The 28-year-old centre-back has been hotly tipped for a big move for years but has stuck around at the San Paolo to rack up 233 appearances.
Liverpool and PSG are also in pursuit of Koulibaly, but United have jumped first with a £71m bid, according to Sky Sports Italia.
Napoli are holding out for £89m for Kalidou Koulibaly despite a bid from Manchester United
United are keen to sign a world class centre-back after years of struggles at the back
Napoli’s valuation of the player has already dropped considerably, having reportedly rejected a £107m bid last summer.
The Italian side have suffered this season, sitting sixth and 24 points behind league leaders Juventus. Koulibaly’s desire to leave could increase if last season’s Serie A runners-up fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The club were in civil war during the first-half of the season, with manager Carlo Ancelotti sacked and owner Aurelio De Laurentiis threatening to dock players’ wages by 25 per cent after players refused to attend a training camp.
Koulibaly will be hot property in the summer market, especially if Napoli fail to finish top four
Those factors could lead star players Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Koulibaly to consider their futures this summer.
However, first they will be keen to restart their Champions League push, awaiting a second-leg clash with Barcelona after holding the Catalans at 1-1 before lockdown.
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