Three days ago, Il Mattino reported Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent, Fali Ramadani, will return to Napoli and ‘formalise’ an offer from Liverpool.
Tutto Napoli bring the latest development on Friday and they state the defender’s representative has returned to Napoli, to advance the talks for his client’s exit.
Luckily for the 29-year-old, Gennaro Gattuso’s side have given the ‘green light’ to sanction the centre-back’s sale, provided a club offers ‘millions’ for his signing.
It’s claimed the Senegal international’s desire to look for a new challenge is down to sporting reasons, which is why he has asked his representative to ‘look for a concrete opportunity’ this summer.
Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has been looking to collect €100m for the defender, but his expectations would hardly be met.
The website adds the player’s agent has found out the Naples club are ready to offer discount, and a fee of around €70-80m ‘in cash’ could be sufficient to convince the Italian club.
According to the report, Ramadani will be busy in the coming weeks as he will ‘try to bring concrete offers’ for Koulibaly.
This is when the Reds get a mention as Jürgen Klopp’s side are one of the ‘most interested’ clubs in the former Genk man.
Tutto Napoli are of the belief Liverpool ‘would not have much trouble’ meeting Koulibaly’s latest valuation of €70-80m, and only time should tell whether or not the Merseyside club will submit an offer for the Napoli star.