Not only fighting for the Premier League title but fighting over world-class players like Kalidou Koulibaly.
You can only understand the quality of the player if both Premier League champions from the past three campaigns want to sign him. The Napoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, has fast established himself as one of the best in the world.
Man City and Liverpool were always rumoured to be in for Koulibaly with the duo’s rivals also getting a shout to take on the player at United. However, nothing has come of all these links. This because of Napoli’s huge asking price for the player.
If we are looking at the current situation for both clubs, City and Pool, they both are not likely to sing the player. Man City does have the money but does not have Champions League football to offer at the moment.
Liverpool has European football but no money to make any signings. The manager has just come forward talking about the club’s poor financial aid, despite winning all that millions when winning the Premier League.
No Timo deal and Havartz deal, not one deal, truly. It’s just not a summer to get excited for Man City and Liverpool. Only if their situations change in favour of them, then will we likely see movement.
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Kalidou Koulibaly – Liverpool are edging rivals Manchester City in the race to sign Napoli defender Koulibaly by offering up Dejan Lovren as part of the deal Manchester City are close to sealing a deal to bring Koulibaly to the club this summer.
Manchester City are leading the race to sign Koulibaly – with Liverpool prioritising other areas of their squad this summer Napoli will not let Koulibaly go cheaply as Manchester City, Manchester United and PSG have all been told they will have to pay £90m. (Via: Sky Sports)
Hoping his price could drop
This stands in favour of both clubs, if not all who are interested in him. If he becomes available for less than £65m, both Liverpool and Man City will bid hard, there is no second-guessing that. Klopp wants him to team up with Virgil van Dijk and Pep Guardiola wants him to team up with Aymeric Laporte.
City have launched a note of interest with the president of Napoli, Aurelio De Laurentiis – and the defender’s price could drop as low as £62m due to the coronavirus pandemic
Don’t see Liverpool going anywhere near this until they rearrange that price tag and put Kalidou Koulibaly on special. It appears Pep, the player, and the club are all waiting to see what happens next in the Champions League ban appeal.