Barcelona are continuing to plan their squad for next season, with no shortage of names linked to the club according to Mundo Deportivo. The latest is Napoli’s Senegalese centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, a 29-year-old who was first identified during Eric Abidal’s era.
Koulibaly is contracted to Napoli until the summer of 2023 and is keen to find a more ambitious project. It’s thought he’d welcome the possibility of moving to Barcelona, and Napoli’s economic problems means that they could be open to a sale. Napoli are currently fifth in Serie A, two points behind Milan in fourth.
Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli’s president, has lowered his initial demands to between €50m and €60m. As well as Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United are also credited with an interest in the defender. Barcelona are thought to be open to including Samuel Umtiti in any potential deal given they don’t see a place for him at Camp Nou.