Napoli slaps £86m price tag on in-demand Koulibaly
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Napoli slaps £86m price tag on in-demand Koulibaly

Napoli has slapped a 100 million euro price tag on Kalidou Koulibaly amid interest from top European clubs.

French side Paris Saint-Germain are the latest club to declare interest in the Senegalese defender and Napoli have set the price for potential suitors. 

Napoli have been able to ward off a number of clubs that have been circling around the giant defender but looks like they want to cash in. Apart from PSG, Real Madrid and Manchester United are the other clubs that have been linked with the defender.

Italian sports newspaper Corrie dello Sporto reported that that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is ready to listen to offers for the in-demand defender. 

PSG are looking for a longterm replacement for Thiago Silva and have identified the French-born Koulibaly as the ideal candidate to take over from the Brazilian. 

Reports indicate that Koulibaly recently bought an apartment in Paris fueling speculation that he would favour a move back to France.

Koulibaly began his professional club career with French team Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012, winning the Belgian Cup in his first season. He joined Italian team Napoli in 2014, where he immediately won the Supercoppa Italiana title.

He was born in France to Senegalese parents and was therefore eligible to represent either nation at the international level. He initially played for the France national under-20 football team before switching to Senegal in 2015 and was a member of the Senegal squad that took part at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.