Date: 6th May 2020 at 7:30am
Written by: Jimmy Light

According to a recent report from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool are apparently leading the chase for sought-after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly – but club chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is refusing to budge on his €100 million (£87 million) price tag. 

Should Liverpool spend £87 million on Koulibaly?

Would be far too much money

Would be far too much money

Yes, no matter the cost

Yes, no matter the cost

Koulibaly, who has been likened to Alessandro Nesta and Paolo Maldini in the past, is reportedly being targeted by manager Jurgen Klopp as he scours the market for a Virgil van Dijk partner.

The Senegalese stalwart has started 14 Serie A games for the Naples club this season, recording 2.6 tackles per game on average, more than any other Liverpool player according to WhoScored.

However, given the fact he is 28-years-old and valued at an eye-watering £87 million, many Reds supporters aren’t exactly keen on a swoop for the defender – claiming he would just become ‘another Lovren‘.

Another supporter even claimed that Joe Gomez is a superior defender anyway – find all of their best comments down below.