PSG in Pole Position to Sign Napoli Defender Kalidou Koulibaly

Ali Shibil Roshan
Kalidou Koulibaly could leave Napoli this summer
Kalidou Koulibaly could leave Napoli this summer / DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Serie A side Napoli have reportedly received an offer from Paris Saint-Germain for defender Kalidou Kouliably.

Koulibaly, who is considered to be one of the world's best defender, has been linked with a move away from Naples for quite some time now.

Apart from PSG, Premier League side Manchester City are also keen on Koulibaly, who they are looking to sign this summer to strengthen their defensive department. The Senegalese defender has been a long-term target of Pep Guardiola's side, who have already added Nathan Ake from Bournemouth in the current transfer window.

But, PSG appears to have jumped the queue in the race for Koulibaly. Tuttosport [via Football Italia] report that the French outfit have offered €52m for the Senegalese centre-back, with an additional €7m in bonuses. The report adds PSG are now in the pole position to sign the highly-rated centre-back, ahead of City.

The newspaper also claim Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is waiting to see if City returns to the auction for Koulibaly, and that a deal with PSG could be concluded next week.

Should a move to PSG materialise, Koulibaly could considerably improve the Parisians' defense, which saw Thiago Silva leave the club at the end of the last season.