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Napoli offer Manchester City £60m Kalidou Koulibaly deal?

Napoli offer Man City £60m Koulibaly deal?
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Napoli are willing to accept a fee of £60m for Kalidou Koulibaly from Manchester City in order to aid their pursuit of Lille's Gabriel Magalhaes.

Manchester City have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly for £60m this summer.

The 29-year-old has been frequently linked with a move away from Serie A after establishing himself as one of the world's leading centre-backs during his time in Naples.

City have supposedly struggled to agree a fee with Napoli for the Senegal international in recent weeks, but Napoli are believed to be determined to get a deal done as they pursue defensive options of their own.

According to The Mirror, Napoli are prepared to lower their asking price for Koulibaly from £72m down to £60m, and the player himself would favour a move to City over bitter rivals Manchester United.

Napoli have supposedly identified Lille's Gabriel Magalhaes as Koulibaly's replacement, but the Serie A side must sell before they can buy amid reports that Arsenal have agreed a deal for the Brazilian defender.

Pep Guardiola has already bolstered his City defence with the acquisition of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, and the Citizens are also said to be keen on Sevilla's Diego Carlos.

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