Liverpool in pole position to sign €70m-rated Serie A centre-back

Liverpool are leading the race to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and planning to make a bid during the summer transfer window. Merseyside club need a new top-class centre-back to improve the back-line, and Senegalese player is the perfect option in this situation. He has an impressive season and proves his worth one more time.

Klopp set to spend big money on the footballer in July when the transfer window opens again. Man United, Chelsea and Real Madrid are also interested in signing him, and there will be a battle for the player. Kalidou joined the Little Donkeys from Genk in 2014 with an €8m deal.

He is one of the best centre-backs in Serie A and unchanged figure for the club. In this campaign, Koulibaly already played 42 matches, scored two goals and made two assists in all competition. It is an excellent result, and he can improve his consequences with high-class partners.

Senegal international has contracted with the Italian club until 2023, and his release clause is nearly €70m. His price could increase during this season and become much more. The 27-year-old centre-back is a regular member of the national team and also played in the 2018 Mundial which is already a significant achievement for the footballer.

Reds will do everything to add him this July as Dejan Lovren, and Joel Matip are in a terrible form, and they need back-up. English club heavily linked with Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell, RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner and Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski.