Kalidou Koulibaly wants to leave Napoli in the January transfer window and Tottenham Hotspur would like to sign him, that is according to Italian journalist Fabio Santini (Area Napoli via Football.London).
However, he also reports that the Italian club have a high valuation on the player and want €120m (£101m) if they are to allow the Senegalese defender to leave.
With both Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen out of contract in the summer (Transfermarkt), signing a new centre-back is likely to be a major priority for Mourinho in upcoming transfer windows.
Bringing in Koulibaly would certainly be a statement by the club. Indeed, he has been outstanding in recent years in Serie A and was even named as the best defender in the division last season (Football Italia).
However, it is a huge amount of money that Napoli want for the centre-back and it appears that many Spurs fans aren’t too hopeful of signing him now as they feel that Daniel Levy will not pay that sort of money for the 28-year-old.
Here is what some have had to say on Twitter…
Levy will bid £30m
— Matt Crow & Eric Dog (@badgermatt13) December 11, 2019
Levy wont buy a 28 year old with no sell on value.
— Tony Smith ↗️ (@tsmith1873) December 11, 2019
Levy doesn’t do £120m, it’ll be £20m, entrance to the 1882 club and unlimited Sausage Rolls.
— Rizzla (@loopyrizla) December 11, 2019
Just stop. We will NEVER sign a player of that quality whilst Levy is at the club. We never have and having José isn’t going to change that, now or in the future. Give it up.
— Rich (@clevvercloggs) December 11, 2019
Levy to bid Serge Aurier + 6 packs of Post It Notes.
— Phil Rogers (@SouthpawBoxNews) December 11, 2019
So it’s a no from levy at that price
— Nick Trentini (@trentini31) December 11, 2019
Hes a brilliant player but at his age and the price, it wouldn’t be a good move for the club. I’d prefer Upamecano or Konate.
— Will L. (@TestyourWill) December 11, 2019
120m ? Danniel Levy laughing now ..
— ℯℴ (@dulerror) December 11, 2019
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