Report: Tottenham Hotspur and Everton want Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly


According to Sky Sports transfer specialist Gianluca Di Marzio, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton both want Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly thissummer


Spurs are aiming to enhance their backline and more offer quality cover with Jan Vertonghen tipped to leave at the end of the season.

Boss Jose Mourinho is absolutely not pleased with his side’s protective imperfections, and landing a skilled defender this summer will do him a great deal of excellent.

Napoli were just going to sell Koulibaly for ₤100 million last summer, and it stays to be seen if their asking cost has actually altered.

Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti seems keen on reuniting with the Senegal international, however the absence of Champions League football at Goodison Park might show to be a stumbling block.

“Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly could be one of their most important targets. There is a very good feeling between his agents and the Tottenham chairman. I think Koulibaly will leave Napoli this summer. Only last summer, Napoli signed Kostas Manolas who is a similar player to Koulibaly and then they got another defender in, Amir Rrahmani from Verona,” the Italian reporter informed Sky Sports.

“Napoli have actually been believing to the future withoutKoulibaly A number of years earlier, they would not have actually been open to the concept of Koulibaly leaving. The last year was not his best for Napoli, so I think this might be the right minute for him to leave.

“As well as Tottenham, Carlo Ancelotti wants him at Everton. His agents have very strong contacts within the Premier League clubs. So, I think the percentage that Koulibaly could arrive in the Premier League is very high.”

The 28- year-old is an exceptional player on the ball as he is comfy with it at his feet, while his dealing with and desire to obstruct the ball must make him strike the ground running in the English top-flight.

Koulibaly is physically strong and strong in the air and has actually currently shown himself as one of the very best centre-backs in the world in Italy.

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