Liverpool on red alert as Koulibaly put in the shop window

Napoli are 'ready to sell' defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer as they look to ease the load on their wage budget.
Author:
Publish date:

Napoli are 'ready to sell' defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer as they look to ease the load on their wage budget.

The Italian side's financial struggles are no secret and at the start of the month, Il Mattino reported that the Cameroon international could leave Naples at a 'cut-price'. 

Previously, he has been labelled at £80million with Manchester United often tipped with eyeing his services, however, his price tag remains unfeasible.

More recently, Liverpool's defensive troubles following a number of injuries to their ranks has left the last line severely depleted.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez suffered season-ending injuries at the start of the season, this was a domino effect and as a result, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson was forced to feature alongside Joel Matip.

Virgil van Dijk down injured in the fixture against Everton

But, the injury list kept mounting as Joel Matip suffered ankle ligament damage with the Brazilian and Reds captain forced to spend time on the sidelines. 

La Gazetta Dello Sport, as reported by the Daily Express, say that clubs including those of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and Jurgen Klopp will have their offers of below £69million will be considered. 

Under Gennaro Gattuso, the 29-year-old currently pockets £9.5million a year (around £182,000 per week). 

But the Cameroonian will turn 30 in the summer and will go against their transfer plan and with Ozan Kabak's recent impressive displays, it seems unlikely the Reds will make a move for this experienced defender.