The Citizens have been negotiating with Napoli for several weeks over their asking price for the Senegalese, with Aurelio de Laurentiis looking to make at least €90m after turning down €100m last summer.
City are reported to already have personal terms with the player but are refusing to match Aurelio de Laurentiis’ huge asking price for the defender. It is understood City had offered as much as £70m, leaving the two clubs apart in terms of the final fee.
According to Il Mattino via Sport_Witness, City’s refusal to deal with Napoli directly is slowing things down, but ‘continuous contacts’ between KK’s agent Ramadani and De Laurentiis mean there’s ‘positive feelings’ about the transfer.
The report claimed that Napoli are ‘reconsidering the idea’ of keeping Koulibaly and then selling him should the right offer come in in January. Unless a deal is done by this weekend, Napoli will scrap any discussions.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Chief and Man City Xtra, Many Man City supporters have been expressing their thoughts and opinions. Here is how a sample of the club’s supporters have responded to this latest report.
Can this saga just do one already?
— Tejash (@Tj_mcfc) September 15, 2020
Txixi just face ADL ffs forget about the Jorginho transfer
— Kingston (@jwakingston) September 15, 2020
Txiki should should goo , we can’t go into the season without a propee CB
— samir k (@Samir42747752) September 15, 2020
At this point we should just look for another Center back. Koulibaly doesn’t want to leave and Txiki doesnt to pay the extra 5m. Upamecano is a good alternative.
— A Cityzen that breaths blue (@GhodbaneHani1) September 15, 2020
Txiki will swallow his pride and pay what they want, because if he doesn’t he looses his job, either that or he pays €100M for an injury prone Gimenez or tries to convince Leipzig to sell Upa then has to compete with Barcą, Real, Bayern, United in a bidding war
— #FreeKoulibaly (@Spencer200003) September 15, 2020
WOLVES gonna destroy us with stones, laporte and mendy…
I don’t even know why Mendy is still playing for us
— CHUPE (@Y_chupe) September 15, 2020