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Report: Tottenham linked to Napoli defender who eyes move to Barcelona

By Eddie Razo -

Tottenham Hotspur will be in the market for a central defender to strengthen their backline of three, which already has Cristian Romero and Eric Dier. Nonetheless, the north London club reportedly wants an upgrade over Ben Davies. 

Various reports have many central defenders that can fill this role at Spurs. The latest name to come into the fold is Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who wants to leave the Serie A club this summer.

ESPN reports that the 30-year-old prefers a £30-million (€35-million) move to FC Barcelona this summer. However, there’s also information in the note that suggests Premier League sides Chelsea and Tottenham, and Juventus have tried to start talks for a move for Koulibaly. 

The report adds that Barcelona is aware of Koulibaly’s desire to join the La Liga side but has yet to make a move, despite boss Xavi wanting to bolster his defense this summer.

It will be interesting to see whether Spurs can convince Koulibaly’s mind about being open to other destinations. 

Nonetheless, Tottenham’s interest in the Senegal international doesn’t come as a surprise since both club chief Fabio Paratici and manager Antion Conte saw him in person during their time in Serie A. 

Tags Barcelona Chelsea Juventus Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli NewsNow Tottenham Hotspur
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archilbald&crooks@large
archilbald&crooks@large
2 months ago

been here before, didn’t happen when he was younger. will the lure of conte work this time?

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago

Come on Antonio – make it happen!

ForzaSpurs
ForzaSpurs
2 months ago

31 for a defender is still young, we want to win now. This guy is the best defender in Serie A ,if we want to win we buy him. We need him. If there is ever a player who we need to sign that deserves fat wages, its this guy.

coys1882
coys1882
2 months ago

Absolutely not going to happen! Koulibaly is 31 this month and Napoli want a reported £30 million for him, plus the guy prefers Barcelona.

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