The Citizens have been negotiating with Napoli for several weeks over their asking price, with Aurelio de Laurentiis looking to make at least €90m after turning down €100m last summer.
It is understood City had offer as much as £63m, leaving the two clubs far apart in terms of the final fee.
According to Alfredo Pedulla as relayed by SSCNapoliNews, City’s signing of Kalidou Koulibaly now seems imminent, with reliable sources suggesting that there is a ‘good chance’ the deal will be completed soon.
The report adds Napoli and Man City need to find a definitive agreement on bonuses, starting from a fixed base payment of €70M.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by Man City xtra and City Chief, Manchester City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
Finalize this deal, we are tired!!!!
— LaMount Dee (@LamountDee) August 20, 2020
Napoli wants to complete this deal fast, which enables them to accelerate the pursuit in Gabriel
— raulmancunian (@raulmancunian) August 20, 2020
If they really need to sell Koulibaly then take the deal and not risk him staying 🤦🏻♂️
— Clive Diaz (@Clive_Diaz) August 20, 2020
Just now I read somewhere that Chelsea has also entered in the race for koulibaly. Another jorghino type saga on the cards🤔
— Ahmed Arif (@Ahmed_zari32) August 20, 2020
Can see this one falling through
— Charlie (@highmonkeyhank) August 20, 2020
— Shaun (@OpenLaporte) August 20, 2020
Another jorghino type saga on the cards
Man City fans are eager for the club to get this deal over the line for fear Napoli could pull the plug on the deal at any moment – as they did when City had a deal for Jorginho all but done.