Liverpool are reportedly prepared to cough up €50 million to sign Napoli superstar Kalidou Koulibaly this summer.
Just last week, the Italian outlet (via the Express) claimed Napoli are ready to accept a reduced figure for Koulibaly, after demanding €100 million from interested parties last summer.
The timing of reports linking Liverpool with a move for Koulibaly again – as the Reds have previously been credited with interest in the centre-half – is interesting, with the rumour mill currently whirring for Ibrahima Konate.
Liverpool’s apparent pursuit of RB Leipzig’s Konate has picked up some serious pace over the last few days, with a report by The Athletic’s David Ornstein – claiming talks are at an advanced stage – at the epicentre.
Transfer news mogul Fabrizio Romano added fuel to the fire with a typically info-laced tweet, stating the France U21 star has been offered a five-year deal by the Reds.
Should the move come to fruition, Konate will set Liverpool back a lofty €40 million, as per the aforementioned article by Ornstein.