Manchester City have reportedly reignited their interest in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer as Pep Guardiola looks to add another commanding centre-back to his ranks.
City have already sealed the signing of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth in a £41million deal but another defender is being targeted as the club looks to regain the Premier League title in the 2020/21 season.
According to Italian outlet La Repubblica, City are ready to ‘relaunch’ their efforts to sign the former Genk man.
Koulibaly, who was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, has established himself as one of the finest defenders in Europe since his move from Genk in 2014, making 246 appearances for the Serie A giants.
However, a stumbling block in the deal is that Napol value Koulibaly at £81m – a price which City believe is too high for a 29-year-old.
It is understood City are only prepared to offer as much as £63m, leaving the two clubs far apart in terms of the final fee.