French outlet Foot Mercato today has an interesting piece on Kalidou Koulibaly’s situation at Napoli.

They say that club president Aurelio De Laurentiis is now ready to let the defender go, having dropped his price from over €100m to €75m.

That would be quite a message for the list of clubs who have been chasing the player. Foot Mercato say this includes Paris Saint Germain, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid.

It’s claimed PSG have been in talks for the transfer, with club director Leonardo showing Koulibaly’s agent that they could offer him a salary of €12m per season.

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But Manchester United are seen as strong competitors as well. Foot Mercato says the Red Devils were in touch for the signing last summer, when Sir Alex Ferguson was the one intermediating the talks with the defender.

It’s said the Premier League club were blocked by Napoli’s big demands at that time, but perhaps things could change with this new price tag.

Now the entire story seems pretty fair, but can is it believable that Ferguson has been working as an intermediary for the club?