Liverpool In Pole Position To Sign Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly has been linked with a move to Liverpool for years now but according to an Italian agent, he could join Liverpool this summer.
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It's no secret that Liverpool are looking to bolster their squad in the summer, especially in the centre back position, and a lot of names have been coming out the woodwork recently.

The more predominant player linked with a move to Anfield has been RB Leipzig's Ibrahima Konaté, who could join if Liverpool pay his release clause of £38million.

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Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly on the ball

Koulibaly has been linked with a move to the Premier League for years now and there were reports that Liverpool and Manchester City had a bid rejected for the centre back last season. 

In a recent interview by Radio Marte (relayed by Corriere Dello Sport), Italian agent and negotiator Vincenzo Morabito said that there was a strong chance the centre-back leaves Napoli this summer.

He goes on to say that Liverpool are ready to ramp up their efforts to sign the Senegalese international since Napoli are looking to sell due to financial implications due to Covid-19.

“I believe that for Koulibaly it could be a good year to leave,” he told Calcio Mercato.

“Liverpool will go heavily and, at the moment, I think there is a big possibility that Koulibaly will be able to leave Napoli.”

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Kalidou Koulibaly gesturing to his teammates

Morabito, who is the agent for a lot of high profile players in the Serie A but not Koulibaly, said now is a good time for the centre back to leave Napoli after seven years at the club.

“Koulibaly and Fabian Ruiz are on their way out: if they were to be sold, two other high-level players would arrive,” Morabito said.

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“There are concrete interests for both, but the post-Covid prices will be downwards".

Morabito goes on to say that “Liverpool is in pole for Koulibaly, and it is also the club that can satisfy De Laurentiis economically.”

Napoli have previously rejected very high offers for Koulibaly in the past but it's believed that Aurelio De Laurentiis (Napoli owner), will take a reduced price this summer due to the pandemic affecting the clubs financial situation.

Morabito believes Liverpool are in the strongest position to sign Koulibaly and meet De Laurentiis' price due to Jurgen Klopp's desperation for a centre back this summer.