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PSG could make £43m move for Napoli defender Koulibaly

Paris Saint-Germain could be forced to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to cover the void left by Sergio Ramos following the news of his injury.

Ramos picked up a calf injury after joining the French giants on a two-year deal earlier this month. As a result, he has been ruled out of their pre-season friendly against Sevilla on Tuesday 27.

Therefore, the Ligue 1 side could move for Koulibaly – who they believe could not only down the fort during Ramos’ absence but become an excellent partner for former Real Madrid defender.

Ramos ended his 16-year association with Real Madrid earlier this month and had opened to pull on his PSG for the first time against Sevilla.

However, the veteran defender will have to wait to make his debut after picking up another injury.

PSG are reluctant to rush Ramos’ return given his history of injuries – having only made 21 appearances in all competitions across the entire campaign last season and only seven in the year of 2021.

Therefore, according to Gazzetta, PSG could make a move for Napoli defender Koulibaly – who is valued at £43million.

As it stands, Koulibaly has two years left on his contract, but he has frequently been linked with a move away from Napoli in recent years.

Having signed from Genk in 2014, Koulibaly has made 283 appearances for Napoli and helped the club win the Coppa Italia in 2020.

read alsoLigue 1: Sergio Ramos misses PSG debut with calf injury

However, Napoli are said to be keen to cash in on defender this summer and could open to offers from the French giants.

Signing Koulibaly would add to what has already been a busy summer for PSG with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma joining on a free transfer following his departure from AC Milan, while Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi have also signed.

The Ligue 1 giants also landed Lionel Messi – signing the former Barcelona star in a two-year deal worth a staggering £35million a season.


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