After months of speculation and multiple claims they are interested in Kalidou Koulibaly, Manchester City have made an offer for the Napoli star.
This is what Calciomercato.it in Italy claim on Wednesday afternoon, publishing an article on their website with details of what has gone on behind the scenes.
The website explain that following the decision from CAS to allow Manchester City back in the Champions League, the Premier League side ‘immediately’ contacted Fali Ramadani, who so happens to be Koulibaly’s agent.
They also put forward a ‘first offer’ to Napoli, ‘considered too low’ by the Italian club.
Ramadani is said to be ‘working with the two clubs’ and ‘will travel to Italy in the next few days’ in order to sit down with Aurelio de Laurentiis, Napoli’s owner.
It’s made clear the two have ‘consolidated’ their relationship, and the agent ‘will try to bring the sale price to €70m + bonuses’, using the player’s age and the fact the Italians will not be playing in next season’s Champions League as arguments.
As for the player, he currently earns €6m/year in Naples, and Calciomercato.it believe he will ‘further improve’ his financial situation by going above €10m/year at City.