Saturday May 9 2020
Liverpool lead the way for Koulibaly

PSG and Manchester United reportedly backed off Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, leaving Liverpool as clear favourites ahead of Newcastle United.

According to in France and Spanish paper AS, Paris Saint-Germain are turning their focus elsewhere when it comes to defensive reinforcements, especially if Thiago Silva extends his stay at the club.

Manchester United were also put off by the €100m asking price, leaving only two Premier League clubs as real contenders for the Senegal international.

Liverpool are undoubtedly the favourites, as the Champions League holders and Premier League champions elect see him as the ideal partner for Virgil van Dijk.

They are also the club that Koulibaly would be excited about moving to, whereas he never seemed particularly eager to join Manchester United or PSG.

As for Newcastle United, their interest depends entirely on the takeover from Saudi investors.

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