Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly is reportedly assured he’ll seal a transfer to Manchester City this summer season regardless of there additionally being robust curiosity within the defender from Liverpool.
The 29-year-old has shaped a repute as among the best centre-backs on the planet following his spectacular performances for the Serie A membership, and because of their present monetary points Napoli are anticipated to permit the participant depart this summer season in the event that they obtain a bid of of €80m (£72.5m).
With City having struggled to maintain targets out this season, they’re considered out there for a defender this summer season, and see Koulibaly as an ideal potential resolution to their issues.
Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, switch skilled Duncan Castles claimed Koulibaly is already getting ready for all times in Manchester.
“Napoli’s coach Gennaro Gattuso has been told Koulibaly will definitely be sold this summer and a replacement centre-back is coming in,” Castles stated
“Koulibaly himself is open to that, he’s ready for a change of environment and keen to move to the Premier League.
“There’s been discuss of Liverpool because the membership that might take him from Napoli so as to add him alongside Virgil van Dijk into what may very well be a particularly spectacular defence. [But] Koulibaly is a right-footed participant and can be extraordinarily costly.
“The word from people close to Koulibaly is he thinks there’s a strong chance he will end up at Manchester City.
“The noises and efforts that City have made so far and obviously their greater need for a top centre-back – as we’ve talked about many times the only centre-back option that Guardiola trusts at present is Aymeric Laporte, they’ve spent this whole season short of quality at centre-back – puts them in Koulibaly’s mind as his more likely destination this summer.”
Koulibaly helped Napoli win the Coppa Italia not too long ago, and can subsequent be in motion when his facet tackle SPAL in Serie A on Sunday.