We’re tracking the latest Kalidou Koulibaly transfer odds to see where the Napoli centre-half may switch to this summer.
The 29-year-old Senegal international has been a target for some of Europe’s elite clubs for several years and it seems Gli Azzurri may finally be ready to sell.
A sizeable fee will still be needed to capture his signature, but these are the teams reportedly in the running to swoop:
MAN CITY @ 3/4
City have struggled to fill the void left by Vincent Kompany’s departure and seem to view that as a priority this year. Nathan Ake has already come in from Bournemouth, but strength in depth is a key factor for Pep Guardiola. Aymeric Laporte has shown plenty of promise but is proving a touch injury prone, Nicolas Otamendi is ageing at 32, John Stones slips up too often and young prospect Eric Garcia appears to see his future elsewhere.
MAN UTD @ 4/1
Harry Maguire was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target 12 months ago and has done enough to show he can become a stalwart for the Red Devils, but his supporting cast lacks elite-level quality. Victor Lindelof is solid, but not spectacular, while Eric Bailly is a great athlete but can be erratic and prone to injury issues. Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones appear to be on the way out and 18-year-old academy starlet Teden Mengi needs more time.
LIVERPOOL @ 6/1
Ballon d’Or runner-up Virgil van Dijk has established himself as the cornerstone of Jurgen Klopp’s defence and works well with Joe Gomez, but the Reds’ squad list does not go too deep in this position. Joel Matip missed much of last season and has been linked with a switch to PSG, possibly paving the way for Thiago Silva to move in the opposite direction. However, the Brazil veteran is closing in on 36 and Koulibaly would be a better bet in our book.
PSG @ 10/1
As mentioned above, the French aristocrats are expected to be in the market for a new centre-half, with Thiago Silva set to leave following eight years in Paris and more than 300 appearances for the club. Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe and Abdou Diallo are already on the books, but Thomas Tuchel does like to play with three at the back.
CHELSEA @ 16/1
The Blues desperately need to rebuild a defence which conceded a division-high 38 goals on the road last term and Koulibaly may just have the experience required to harness the physical attributes of Antonio Rudiger and Kurt Zouma. One big question is whether he has the passing game to flourish at Stamford Bridge, though, as Lampard looks to control possession more in big matches.
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