Liverpool in closed door meeting with agent of £80m-rated defender

Liverpool are reportedly in talks with Kalidou Koulibaly over a potential move from Napoli according to reports from Italy.

Italian tabloid Il Mattino claims the Reds have made contact with the player’s representatives as they look to know how much he would cost.

Koulibaly is considered to be one of the best defenders in Europe and has been linked with moves away from Naples in the past.

The 27-year-old is regarded as an excellent tackler and his ability on the ball makes him one of the most complete defenders in the game.

Liverpool are no strangers to big money move for defenders having spent £75 million in 2018 to land Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton.

The transfer worked out well as Van Dirk is considered as the best centre back in the world. If the Reds can sign Koulibaly they would possess the best defensive centre-back pairing in club football.

A fee of £90 million has been suggested in the past for the defender and Napoli are opened to selling at the right price.

Koulibaly is currently preparing for the AFCON tournament in Egypt and it remains to be seen how this transfer develops in the coming days.

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