Newcastle United make contact with Napoli over a surprise deal for Kalidou Koulibaly: report


Newcastle United are comprehended to have actually made contact with Napoli concerning a possible club-record deal to sign Kalidou Koulibaly, Footmercato reports.

The Magpies are currently on the cusp of a ₤300 m takeover from the consortium led by PCP Capital Partners and there is the anticipation that the club might make a couple of big- name finalizings this summer.

Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho and Chelsea’s Willian have actually currently been linked with the club and Footmercato now declares that the club have actually started talks with Napoli concerning Koulibaly.

The Senegal international is considered among the best-performing protectors in European football and he has actually been fancied to move to the Premier League on various events in the past.

Nevertheless, it appears that the Serie A outfit are prepared to sanction his sale this summer and the Magpies would need to pay a club-record ₤70 m fee to reach a transfer contract.

A current report fancied Koulibaly to sign up with Manchester United however that option has actually been eliminated with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not seeing the Senegalese as an ‘important target’.

Still, the likes of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain remain in the going to sign the 28- year-old centre-back and the Magpies would make a huge declaration, if they handle to encourage him to join them.

Apart from Koulibaly, the Magpies are comprehended to be keen on signing Edinson Cavani on a totally free transfer while Real Betis’ Nabil Fekir, valued at ₤44 m, is likewise on their summer wishlist.

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