The star defender is growing nearer every day to becoming a City player. There is reportedly traction that has been made in the deal. Thanks mostly to Koulibaly’s agent, who wants to expedite this deal before the end of the month.
Latest report out of Italy by Alfredo Pedulla:
There are growing reports in Italy that #ManCity will raise their Kalidou Koulibaly bid to £63m plus £4m-£5m in bonuses, so Napoli can buy Gabriel from Lille, beating Arsenal.— City Chief (@City_Chief) August 19, 2020
[Alfredo Pedullà, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport via @footballitalia] pic.twitter.com/XmgX2gaZna
Napoli have maintained they want in excess of 90 million euros. This latest offer seems fair to me and with some rising escalators should get done as soon as this week.
For now the transfer carousel will continue and we will see what happens now that the focus is on securing necessary targets ahead of a long season that kicks off in 3 weeks time.