Barça, Man City and Man Utd battling for Napoli centre-back Koulibaly

The Italian club are ready to sell this summer having previously fought to hold on to the defender

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Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United have all been linked with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in a report in the Italian press.

According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Napoli are finally ready to sell the in-demand defender, who's been wanted by Europe's top sides for years, due to the financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Koulibaly is out of contract in 2023 and hasn't signed an extension with Napoli given he, too, would like to part ways this summer in search of a new challenge.

He was strongly linked with Man City last year, before they signed Ruben Dias from Benfica, and has also drawn interest from Barça in the past.

When Eric Abidal was the sporting director at the Catalan club, they followed Koulibaly closely, although they never made a move for the Senegal international.

At 29 (30 in June), the centre-back has a market price of around 50 million euros, with Barça also close to signing Man City defender Eric Garcia on a free.




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