Manchester City have completed the signings of Ferran Torres and Nathan Aké already this summer.
The Citizens are in the market to further bolster their defence, and Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly has been widely discussed as Pep Guardiola’s main centre-back target this summer.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has admitted the 29-year-old’s future at the club will depend on whether or not the likes of City, Manchester United or PSG end up paying the player’s asking price.
The Serie A club’s chief, however, didn’t specify the fee needed to convince him to sanction the sale.
Italian intermediary Vincenzo Morabito has stressed Pep Guardiola’s side are planning to look at other options because of the defender’s high valuation set by Napoli.
Speaking to Kiss Kiss Napoli, as relayed by CalcioNapoli24, he said: “Koulibaly at City is not a foregone conclusion. The executives of the Manchester club are looking around because they believe De Laurentiis’ requests are excessive.”
Morabito didn’t specify the fee demanded by Napoli, but whatever the figure is, City deem the player too expensive for now.