Liverpool are once again linked with Kalidou Koulibaly, this time by Monday’s edition of Il Mattino.
The story is brought via AreaNapoli, who explain the player’s agent Fali Ramadani recently travelled to Naples to inform his client of interest from several clubs.
Liverpool, Manchester United and PSG are named as the major ones involved, with some level of interest also coming from Manchester City and Newcastle United.
Ramadani has a tough task on his hands with Napoli, as he tries to negotiate the player’s price down for a summer move. The club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis is a tough negotiator, at times being completely unreasonable, and he wants a minimum of €90m for the central defender.
There’s simply no way Liverpool would pay such a fee, and it’s unlikely anyone else would either. Koulibaly turns 29 years of age on June 20th, so there’s not a big prospect of a sell-on fee.
He’s also not had his best season with Napoli, and it would therefore make sense that his price needs to fall if interest, from the Reds or elsewhere, is to turn into anything serious.