Sky Italia journalist Francesco Modugno has suggested Everton could afford a move for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly this summer.
Koulibaly is expected to leave the Serie A club this summer, with it widely felt his time at the club has come to an end.
He has subsequently been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Everton and Manchester United consistently popping up as his potential suitors.
The prospect of a move to Goodison Park is naturally because of Carlo Ancelotti’s presence at the club, the Italian having managed Koulibaly during his time at Napoli.
However, the finances of such a deal are often cited as a reason why Everton are not likely to be in the running.
Modugno doesn’t prescribe to that vein of thinking, though, instead claiming Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is wealthy enough to finance such a deal.
“Koulibaly? Ancelotti has found his strength and quality,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, relayed by Napoli Magazine.
“The owner of Everton is very wealthy. We’re talking about a solidity such that you can afford certain investment.
“He (Koulibaly) has an important market. The Premier League may be the most likely destination.”
While it is true that Moshiri, a billionaire, could afford to sanction such a deal, it seems unlikely to happen.
The Iranian has financed big money moves before at Goodison Park and been stung by it, with the club electing to spend their money more with more caution moving forward.
Koulibaly would not be such a cautious purchase, especially with FFP restrictions hanging over the club, making it extremely unlikely he will turn up on Merseyside.