Manchester City ‘push’ for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Calciomercato.it.
Since the league resumed, the centre-back has started in four matches and the Serie A side have conceded only two goals in the process.
The Senegal international has ‘returned to prominence’, which has seen him shake the Premier League market as the Citizens ‘push’ for the defender
It’s also claimed Pep Guardiola is a ‘historical admirer’, suggesting the City manager has long been a fan of the 29-year-old.
Gennaro Gattuso’s side haven’t received any offers for the player. According to the report, Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has stated a €100m asking price, which could be lowered, but not significantly.
This would suggest Manchester City or any other club interested in signing the player must submit a ‘monstrous offer’ to take him away from Napoli.
Koulibaly’s agent Fali Ramadani is in Italy to deal with other clients and one among them is Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenković. The representative is of the belief the latter can replace the former Genk man, if he ends up leaving the Stadio San Paolo this summer.
Ramadani can not only help City take Koulibaly, but also help Napoli replace him with Milenković. However, this would only be possible if the Etihad club submit an offer for Gattuso’s man.
Four days ago, Area Napoli also made similar claims, stating City are pushing for Koulibaly. However, they’re just the latest Premier League club to get the attention of the Italian sport media for this transfer, following Manchester United and Liverpool.