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Fabrizio Romano reveals how much Manchester City will spend on centre-back

Kalidou Koulibaly is heavily linked with a move to Man City

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Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano has recently provided some details about Manchester City’s chase of Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

On the latest episode of the Here We Go podcast, Romano was talking about multiple potential transfers in European football. He shed some light on City’s chase of Koulibaly and he believes that the Citizens are not looking to meet Napoli’s asking price for the player but the defender has been ‘convinced’ about the idea of joining the Manchester-based club.

It has been reported that City are looking at José Maria Giménez and Diego Carlos as potential alternatives for Koulibaly. The same report claimed that City’s valuation of Koulibaly ‘is some way short’ of what the Partenopei want for the centre-back.

When talking about Koulibaly, Romano said:

“So in this moment, I’m told that Manchester City, for a centre-back, are not going to spend €120m. They are going to try for €80m [or] €75m – that’s the idea of Manchester City, but not for Koulibaly. They are not going to spend like €80m for Koulibaly; they are convinced the value of Koulibaly is around €65m. Napoli want €75m to sell Koulibaly.

“So at the moment, there is no agreement for Koulibaly. We will see, because the player also is desperate to understand what will happen. We’re going to start the Serie A [season], he was convinced to join Manchester City, we have to say this. So now, it is up to the club.”

Source- This Is Futbol

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