​Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, with a report claiming that the north London side have already 'begun talks' over a deal. 


Koulibaly joined the club in 2014 and has gone on to forge a reputation as one of the best centre-backs in Europe. As a result of his fine performances, he has long attracted interest from numerous European giants.

Most notably, Manchester United ​made a move to sign the 28-year-old during the summer, and reportedly had an offer of £83m turned down by Napoli prior to the Red Devils bringing in Harry Maguire.


​Real Madrid have also shown an interest in the player for a while and it ​has recently been revealed that they will make an ambitious swoop to bring in ​Napoli pair Koulibaly and Fabian Ruiz.


Spanish outlet ​El Desmarque are now reporting that ​Spurs have entered the race to sign the Senegal international. The report claims that manager Mourinho is keen to bring in reinforcements in January, with Koulibaly high on his list - having already tried to sign him during his time at United.


It is further mentioned that the north London side have already begun talks over a potential deal, with the fee set at a staggering €100m. The report alludes to the interest shown by Madrid, but claims that it 'seems as though' the Lilywhites have a shot at signing Koulibaly.

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The likelihood of a deal actually happening appears unlikely, however, following Mourinho's recent comments. The Portuguese boss confirmed that the club will not be making a move for Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes because of his £85m release clause.


He claimed: "We are not a club that is going to make big transfers in the market, nor is it going towards players who are already developed or at a certain level of expectation, also economically. I would definitely say no because Bruno is a player of a level and value that is not for us."