Napoli takes another approach to Liverpool and Manchester City's target


Liverpool and Manchester City are currently in line for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly

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Jurgen Klopp, after completing three signings of Kostas Tsimikas, Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota -- is expected to make move for Koulibaly, although Manchester City are currently spearheading the centre-half's chase.

Napoli's £80million price-tag on Koulibaly has been a stumbling  block for the two Premier League clubs who are looking  to reinforce their back-four this season.

But a recent admission by the Naples sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has appeared to have turned all speculation to dust.

Speaking to Sky Italian Guintoli insisted 29-year-old Koulibaly is happy at Napoli and want to remain at the Serie A club.

"Our squad is complete, so will now try to release players who won’t have much time on the pitch", he said.

"I think Koulibaly is staying, we are very happy and so is he.

"He has three years on his current deal, I believe he is staying."

Recent reports in France claimed Liverpool were using Sadio Mane to convince his Senegal team-mate to join him on Merseyside.

However, Klopp has since revealed that he expects no further additions through the doors at Anfield despite the club's injury problems in defence.

"I don't expect a lot to happen to be honest," the Liverpool manager said.

"You think you are well covered, we have three absolutely top centre-halves, young players in line, Fabinho at the back if you want and then all of a sudden three players are out for a few days and that is not nice.

"But you cannot solve that in the transfer market. That is just not possible. We will not even try if nothing more serious happens. I hope we don’t have to try that.

"If the situation stays like it is at the moment then there will be nothing.

"All the rest, we are in quite a good place squad-wise and what the outgoings will be I have no idea at the moment. We will see."

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