Latest reports coming from Etihad stadium in England shows that Manchester city has agreed with Italia Serie A side Napoli over transfer of Senegalese international Kalidou Koulibaly, OJB Sport reports.
Having started his senior career with Metz, the 29-year-old spent time at Genk before moving to Italy back in 2014.
He established himself in the first team straight away and his consistency has seen him grow into an important player for Napoli in the last few years.
Having bagged just one trophy in the recently concluded season, Pep Guardiola is expected to make quite a few additions to his squad at Manchester City this summer and Napoli star has been seen as a player to steady the club backline.
The Citizens has offered €70 million with €5 million bonuses for the player who has been on the radar of many European top clubs.
City are a side that dominates possession, which will mean that Koulibaly might not have to do the amount of defending he has to in Italy. While the defence has been City’s Achilles heel, the nature of pressure the Senegalese man-mountain will have to face at Etihad will be different.
This will allow the 29-year-old to express himself and he could form a solid partnership with Aymeric Laporte at the back for the club.
The likes of John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Eric Garcia and Fernandinho were options alongside the more consistent Laporte this season but a number of them are expected to exit the club this summer.
City have already signed Nathan Ake and look set to refurbish their centre-back roster.
With 42 caps for the Senegal national side and 246 Serie A appearance till date, Kalidou Koulibaly has slowly turned into one of the most trusted and experienced defenders in Europe at the moment.