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Manchester City: Fans baulk at £110m valuation of reported target Kalidou Koulibaly

Manchester City: Fans baulk at £110m valuation of reported target Kalidou Koulibaly

According to reports from Spain [via SportsMole], Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has been identified as a possible defensive target for Manchester City by manager Pep Guardiola.

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With defensive midfielder Fernandinho being deployed at centre-back recently following injuries to Aymeric Laporte and John Stones, Guardiola is reportedly determined to sign a player for this position in the January transfer window [via SportsMole].

However, Napoli would be unlikely to let the 28-year-old defender leave unless his £110m release clause is met, as relayed by SportsMole and posted by @City_Chief on Twitter.

Goal.com reported this week that Koulibaly is also a transfer target for Manchester United, and the defender’s recent form has not gone unnoticed.

Speaking after Napoli’s Champions League win over Liverpool last month, BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton said that the Senegal centre-back has “all the attributes that a manager such as Pep Guardiola would want in a central defender”. [via Daily Star]

Paul Merson also made a case for Koulibaly as an ideal target for the Premier League champions in a column for the Daily Star in recent weeks.

However, these Manchester City fans on Twitter feel that the Napoli man is overpriced:

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