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Sport Man City 'trailing PSG in race for £75m Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly'

23:47  21 september  2020
23:47  21 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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  Manchester City target Sevilla defender Jules Kounde The 21-year-old insisted he was staying with Sevilla on Thursday but is seen as a more viable option for City than his defensive partner, Diego Carlos. City and Napoli remain at an impasse over Koulibaly, with the Serie A side demanding more than £70m. © Provided by Daily Mail Manchester City are considering making a move for Sevilla central defender Jules Kounde Guardiola admires Atletico’s Madrid’s Jose Gimenez but they insist he will only be sold for his buy out clause of £90m.

Manchester City ' trailing PSG in race for £ 75 m Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly ' as Sevilla Paris Saint-Germain are reported to be leading the race to sign Kalidou Koulibaly The French champions could be poised to hand Napoli £ 75 m for the 29-year-old

The French champions have made progress in a deal worth around £ 75 million.

Kalidou Koulibaly in a baseball game: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Paris Saint-Germain have moved ahead of Manchester City in the race to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.

The French champions are keen to make the 29-year-old centre-back their key defensive signing of the summer in a deal worth £75million, The Telegraph has said.

Senegal captain Koulibaly has impressed with his commanding performances for Napoli, whose coach, Gennaro Gattuso, has admitted he could leave.

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MANCHESTER UNITED have made a "strong press" for Kalidou Koulibaly forcing Paris Man Utd have made a 'strong press' for Kalidou Koulibaly which has forced PSG to pull out the race Despite signing Harry Maguire for £ 85million last year, United are desperate to bring in Koulibaly alongside

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has been spoken about a lot, he’s defensively solid, quick, powerful and Kalidou Koulibaly in action for Napoli . More Stories / Transfer Rumours. The Celtic Star . Related Stories. Man City edge closer to signing world-class target but € 75 m price-tag still issue

a man in a baseball uniform throwing a ball: Paris Saint-Germain are believed to have made Kalidou Koulibaly their main defensive target © Provided by Daily Mail Paris Saint-Germain are believed to have made Kalidou Koulibaly their main defensive target

Speaking to Sky Sport, Gattuso said: 'I have no doubts he is one of the strongest champions in the world in his role.

'He has always given me great availability and always trains well. I would be sorry to lose him, both for the man and for the player.

"But you know that numbers are important for clubs and at this moment something needs to be done for numbers. But I'd be happy to keep him."

City boss Pep Guardiola has turned his attention to French Under 21 international Jules Kounde, who has a £68.25million buyout clause at the Liga side.

Man City have had a bid rejected for Sevilla star Jules Kounde and could miss out on Koulibaly © Provided by Daily Mail Man City have had a bid rejected for Sevilla star Jules Kounde and could miss out on Koulibaly

Sevilla sporting director Monchi revealed that the UEFA Super Cup hopefuls have rejected a recent bid for the 21-year-old from City.

Rumour Has It: Man City still in Koulibaly talks, Wolves to sign Barca's Semedo

  Rumour Has It: Man City still in Koulibaly talks, Wolves to sign Barca's Semedo Manchester City are still reportedly attempting to prise Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.Pep Guardiola's City want defensive reinforcements and Napoli centre-back Koulibaly is reportedly at the top of the list.

Kalidou Koulibaly transfer news: Napoli star doesn’t want PSG move, would prefer Premier League. Soccer Link claim he’ll have a £ 132million release clause in his contract next summer, but that there’s no such clause active at the moment. United are in dire need of new central defenders this summer as

MANCHESTER CITY have reportedly agreed personal terms with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly . Partenopei club president Aurelio de Laurentiis has asserted that he will hold out for a mega offer for his star players, with Koulibaly unlikely to cause a commotion if denied the move.

Speaking ahead of the clash with Bayern Munich in Budapest, Monchi said: 'I doubt that Kounde has an agreement with Man City because he has a contract with us.

'It's true, in the last days we received an offer from a club to sign Kounde. He heard about it and we rejected it.

'If they make another offer, we will listen to them again and we will answer. But only we can choose when we will answer them.

'I know Kounde pretty well and I'm sure he is focused on how he will defend against [Robert] Lewandowski, [Leroy] Sane, [Serge] Gnabry or [Thomas] Muller.'

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Serie A has been rocked after 14 team members and staff tested positive for Covid-19 at Genoa. The league could have this weekend's games postponed in response to the findings.Genoa were thrashed 6-0 by Napoli on Sunday and, according to La Repubblica,  Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli team will now all have to isolate until they have returned negative tests after facing Genoa.

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