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Kalidou Koulibaly news

United, Liverpool priced out of Koulibaly deal

Manchester United and Liverpool have reportedly ended their interest in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after learning of the asking price for his services.

The centre-back has been heavily linked with a Premier League move in recent years and it was recently claimed that he could be available for around £62m this summer amid the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

That has, however, been dismissed by sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli and Sky Sport Italia reports that the defender is likely to remain with the Serie A outfit next season.

Napoli are reluctant to accept anything less than £100m for the former Genk man. They are prepared to consider a loan proposal for their defender but want a mandatory buy-clause included which would meet their price tag.

No clubs are likely to commit to such an agreement at the current point of time and the Senegal international appears set to continue with the Naples outfit beyond the current campaign.