MX23RW : Wednesday, September 30 18:04:10| >> :60:2630:2630:

Manchester United, Manchester City 'given deadline for Kalidou Koulibaly deal'

Man Utd, Man City 'given deadline for Koulibaly deal'
© Reuters
Napoli will reportedly take rumoured Manchester United and Manchester City target Kalidou Koulibaly off the transfer list if a deal is not completed by the weekend.

Napoli will reportedly take Kalidou Koulibaly off the transfer list if a deal for the centre-back is not done by this weekend.

The 29-year-old has been consistently linked with a move to the Premier League for a number of years now, with Manchester United and Manchester City thought to be most interested as they search for defensive reinforcements.

Paris Saint-Germain are also understood to be monitoring his situation, but no club has yet been willing to meet Napoli's €75m (£69.1m) asking price.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Man City are currently leading the race but are not prepared to pay more than €70m (£64.5m), with talks further complicated by the frosty relationship between the two clubs following the collapse of a deal for Jorginho in 2018.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that Koulibaly will be allowed to leave this summer if the club receive a suitable offer, but both the club and the player would also still be happy if he stayed.

The Serie A outfit have set a deadline of this weekend to get any deal sorted due their league campaign getting underway against Parma on Sunday.


Kalidou Koulibaly future - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Kalidou Koulibaly

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly pictured in July 2020
Read Next:
Napoli boss Gattuso insists Koulibaly will not be sold on the cheap
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!