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Monday September 21 2020
PSG leapfrog Man City for Koulibaly

PSG are preparing to raise their bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and are now the favourites ahead of Manchester City, according to The Telegraph.

The online version of the English newspaper claims that Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer up to €80m for the centre-back.

That would meet the original asking price and see him brought in as a replacement for Thiago Silva.

The 29-year-old Senegal international was placed on the market by President Aurelio De Laurentiis, as long as they received ‘the right price’ for his sale.

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Monday September 21 2020
Koulibaly not pushing to leave Napoli

Kalidou Koulibaly is increasingly likely to remain at Napoli, as Manchester City and PSG will not raise their offers to meet the €70m asking price.

According to Calciomercato.com and Sportitalia, President Aurelio De Laurentiis has set the absolute minimum fee at €70m without bonuses.

That is proving to be beyond the expectations of Manchester City and PSG, who are instead turning towards other targets.

City are believed to have agreed personal terms with Jules Kounde, even though Sevilla so far rejected the offer.

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Sunday September 20 2020
Giuntoli: 'Milik talks not yet successful'

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli confirms Arkadiusz Milik talks with Roma ‘have not yet been successful’ and they will keep Kalidou Koulibaly unless it’s ‘the right opportunity.’

The Partenopei begin their season against Parma at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Sunday September 20 2020
Koulibaly could stay at Napoli

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are reportedly far away from meeting Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis’ demands and Kalidou Koulibaly could end up staying at the San Paolo.

La Repubblica claims the asking price for Koulibaly remains too high for PSG and Man City, and the centre-back has made himself available for coach Gennaro Gattuso.

The newspaper claims the €80m asking price will not be matched by either of the two giants.

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Thursday September 17 2020
Report: PSG in pole for Koulibaly

Napoli have reportedly received an offer from Paris-Saint Germain for Kalidou Koulibaly and could complete the move next week.

Tuttosport claims PSG have offered €52m for the Senegalese centre-back, with an additional €7m in bonuses.

The newspaper claims Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis waits to see if Manchester City returns for the auction, but the deal with the French giants could be concluded next week.

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Monday September 14 2020
Time running out for Koulibaly exit

If Manchester City or PSG don’t do a deal for Kalidou Koulibaly by this weekend, Napoli are expected to take the defender off the market.

The negotiations continue to drag on after months and appear to have hit another impasse.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Manchester City are at most prepared to pay €70m, whereas the asking price is at least €75m.

Even with performance-related bonuses and add-ons, this is a difficult gap to bridge, largely because the two clubs are still not communicating directly with each other.

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Saturday September 12 2020
Losing Koulibaly would take Napoli backwards

Selling Kalidou Koulibaly would be a smart move financially for Napoli, but a devastating and unforced error on the sporting plane, argues Lee Bushe.

Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis spoke of his willingness to sell Kalidou Koulibaly this transfer window, stating that for the right price, another club was free to take him. That price is reported to be in the region of €75m, with Manchester City the forerunners for quite some time now.

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Friday September 11 2020
Gattuso: 'Milik out, Koulibaly could stay'

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso confirms Arkadiusz Milik is out of the squad, but ‘Kalidou Koulibaly won’t leave unless the club gets his asking price.’

Milik was left out of today’s 4-0 friendly win over Pescara amid negotiations with Roma, Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur.

“We were very clear with Milik last year, we told him that he had to renew his contract, but he refused to do so and knows our view on this,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday September 10 2020
Gazzetta: Koulibaly to Man City close

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Manchester City are prepared to raise their Kalidou Koulibaly offer to €70m plus bonuses, which Napoli would accept.

The negotiations have been slower than expected because of the frosty rapport between the two clubs, going back to the failed Jorginho transfer a couple of years ago.

They are communicating entirely via intermediaries such as Fali Ramadani to work out the terms.

Napoli dropped the original €90m asking price and Manchester City are raising theirs from €65m plus bonuses.

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Wednesday September 9 2020
Koulibaly: Man City breakthrough or PSG?

While some reports suggest PSG are entering the fray for Kalidou Koulibaly, others maintain Napoli will sell to Manchester City later this week.

The asking price was originally over €100m, fell to €80m and is now closer to €70m plus bonuses.

Sky Sport Italia claim Paris Saint-Germain are ready to intercept, taking advantage of the very tense rapport between Napoli and Manchester City, which goes back to the Jorginho deal that never went through.

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