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Napoli Slaps €150m Price Tag on Senegal’s Koulibaly

Serie A heavyweights Napoli have slapped a hefty €150m price on star centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

In an apparent move at telling clubs “hands off our prized possession”, Serie A heavyweights Napoli have slapped a hefty €150m price on star centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Senegal international has emerged as one of Europe’s best men in the back-four and has got the caliber of Manchester United, Real Madrid and even Chelsea at his trail.

There is also talk of money-bags PSG trying their luck luring him over to the Parc des Princes in the next transfer window.

The 27-year-old is understood to have voiced interest of switching to the English Premier League where his playing style is believed to fit, making The Red Devils favorites in the event of a transfer.

However, Napoli do not wish to be drawn into any prolonged talks about the player’s future after gaffer Carlo Ancelotti claimed the defender is worth €150m, describing him as the best man in his position in the modern game but was quick to add he is unsalable.

“He is worth €150m and he is not available for transfer. Koulibaly’s contract expires in 2023, in 2021 there’s a €150m clause but Napoli do not need to sell, the president [Aurelio De Laurentiis] does not want to sell and the question doesn’t come up,” he said.

With this revelation, it remains to be seen whether United will be willing to part with such astronomical figures for a defender, limiting the number of suitors for the Teranga Lion.

Real Madrid are one of the clubs capable of matching such a valuation.

Rumors initially linked Koulibaly to the Bernabeu with Rafael Verane often singled out as the candidate to make way in the event the African’s services are secured. That though looks increasingly unlikely now with the return of Zinedine Zidane who gives Verane a front-seat in his priority list.

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