Liverpool are allegedly keen to bring Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to the Reds during this summer’s transfer window.
The speculation surrounding the 29-year-old star’s future continues to gather pace, with a host of teams thought to be interested in landing him ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
Manchester City were understood to be at the head of the queue for the Senegal international, but according to Tuttomercato, Jurgen Klopp’s side are set to make an official move in the coming days.
The report states that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wants Kalidou to partner Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk at the heart of his defence during the 2020-21 campaign.
The centre-back still has three years left to run on his deal at Stadio San Paolo but could depart as the Italian giants face missing out on UEFA Champions League qualification for next season.
Partenopei, who are currently sixth in the Serie A standings, are believed to still value the Senegalese at £90 million despite the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Virgil van Dijk has said that his side have taken their standards “to a different level” this campaign after they were crowned PL champions.
“The year after we came really close with the Premier League and we were lucky enough to win the Champions League,” Virgil told BT Sport.
“This year, especially with the Premier League, we’ve taken it to a different level. Everyone can have their opinions, but we have been so consistent.
“We have been incredible. To be part of this group of players, this journey that I started when I joined the club, I’m very proud to call myself a Premier League winner.”