According to reports, Napoli have included a €150million buyout clause in the contract of Kalidou Koulibaly which will apply to teams outside of Serie A.
Koulibaly, 27, has established himself as one of Europe’s top centre-halves since joining Serie A side Napoli back in 2014, playing 192 matches for the side and playing a key role in their title challenge with Juventus in Serie A.
This hasn’t won him trophies, but without any doubt, the quality that the player has defensively and in terms of composure on the ball, tick all the needed boxes for a good defender.
As cited by local outlet Manchester Evening News, the African has been connected with a transfer to Old Trafford this summer window as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starts to plan life at Manchester United for the long period.
Goal Italy, meanwhile, cited that La Liga giants Real Madrid are also interested with French boss Zinedine Zidane considering his options in the summer transfer window to strengthen his team.
However, it’s further added that the Senegalese international has a €150million buyout clause in his deal which is only applicable to foreign teams, and so if either of the top European heavyweights named above wish to buy him from the Serie A club, they’ll have to pay through their noses.
It can be argued that the defender could be worth that transfer fee as he has about five of the best seasons of his football career coming up as the player continues to develop and improve his game, and he would also make a quick impact instead of gambling on a young player to come through and attain his level.