MANCHESTER UNITED, City and Barcelona have 'requested' to buy Kalidou Koulibaly.
And Napoli could lose the Senegal centre-back for as little as £43million, compared to last summer's £90m valuation.
That's the claim in Italy, with Liverpool and Everton also linked to the 29-year-old, whose contract expires in June 2023.
Gazzetta dello Sport suggest elite European clubs have already approached Napoli over the former Metz and Genk star.
Several central defenders have been linked with United over the past year.
And although boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thought to prefer a left-footed partner for Harry Maguire, Koulibaly's name constantly crops up.
As for Premier League champions-elect City, manager Pep Guardiola is well-stocked in this department.
Eric Garcia, Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte are quality back-ups for main men Ruben Dias and John Stones.
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But City want to avoid the pitfalls that befell 2019-20 champs Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp's men have never looked the same since an extraordinary run of defensive injuries, most notably to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
And Barcelona have a far worse defensive record than the two sides above them in LaLiga, Real Madrid and leaders Atletico.
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