Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly has been on the hunt by premier league clubs Manchester United and City, but where will the highly rated defender fit in?
Manchester United have been in the market for a central defender despite acquiring the services of England man Harry Maguire from Leicester City last summer. The club are still hunting for a perfect match to pair with the 27-year old.
Napoli have possibly made-up their mind according to the telegraph to sell the defender to make up for the money they are still negotiating to spend on Nigeria and Lille forward Victor Osimhen which will be in the region of £70m and above.
City are believed to be in need of a consistent centre half in the quality of Koulibaly as reports suggests John Stones will be allowed to move on based on his inconsistency and lack of game time with injuries setback.
Nicolas Otamendi, Laporte as well as midfielder Fernandinho have been sharing the Centre half spot with no regular and consistent partnership at the back, and City are likely to look out for a more regular and injury free defender.
Manchester City suffered their second defeat in three games, loosing to Chelsea and Southampton, as this brings rise to a course for defensive worry at the Etihad.
Manchester United have conceded two Cheap goals against Tottenham in their 1-1 draw and the opening goal against Bournemouth.
Maguire has been the culprit on both occasions, and the need for a challenge in his position is eminent.
United might have been pouring out goals, but still shaky in the heart of the defence when tested, and to build a formidable team, defence is a priority.
Pep Guardiola on his own will certainly need additions in the team, but the most worry will be their European transfer ban, which, if court of Arbitration for sports (CAS) upholds, it will be difficult to bring in high profile players who are looking out to play in the Champions League.
Koulibaly 29, has been valued at around £70m by Napoli, and his consistency, passing ability and physicality will be an advantage to any premier league side that will be able to acquire his services.