There are growing reports in Italy that Manchester City will raise their Kalidou Koulibaly bid to €70m plus bonuses, so Napoli can buy Gabriel from Lille, beating Arsenal.

According to various sources, including Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, Calciomercato.com, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport, Manchester City have alerted Napoli that their next proposal will be a winning one.

While the player’s entourage tell RAI Sport the offer hasn’t come in yet, that is already known, as it is on the way over the next 48 hours.

This will be worth €70m plus €5-6m in bonuses, close enough to the €80m asking price to get the go-ahead.

It is significantly higher than the €63m plus bonuses that was rejected earlier this month.