Kalidou Koulibaly transfer price set with Man Utd in ‘pole position’ over Liverpool.

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has regularly been linked with a move to the Premier League with Manchester United and Liverpool both believed to be keen on a transfer this SUMMER.

Napoli reportedly want £80m for Kalidou Koulibaly with Manchester United believed to be leading the chase for the defender.

Koulibaly has regularly been linked with a move to the Premier League with Liverpool also believed to be keen on the centre-back.

United registered their interest last summer with a €100m bid believed to have come from the Red Devils before Harry Maguire was signed.

And Italian outlet La Repubblica now report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in ‘pole position’ to sign the defender this summer.

It’s claimed that talks between the clubs did not end last summer, but were instead ‘postponed for twelve months’ with Napoli wanting €90m (£80m).

Napoli ace Kalidou Koulibaly has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League

Former Premier League ace Craig Burley believes United need Koulibaly more than runaway league leaders Liverpool.

“Look, is Koulibaly a great get for most clubs? Absolutely, fantastic centre-half,” Burley said. “But you’ve got to weigh up the pros and the cons.

“He’s going to be 29 this summer, in a month or so, there’s the financial situation in terms of getting the player in and their wages, and Man United’s need is more.

Liverpool and Manchester United have both been credited with interest in Koulibaly

Man Utd transfer target Kalidou Koulibaly ‘makes Napoli future decision’
“They’ve got a good centre-half in Maguire and then they’ve got a couple of other centre-halves that I’m sure they would like to get rid of, and if they could bring a player in they would.

“Liverpool have [Joel] Matip, they have [Joe] Lovren and they have Joe Gomez, who is an excellent young player.

“None of them to the standard of Koulibaly but they’ve already got arguably the world’s greatest defender in Virgil van Dijk.

“So their need for another centre-half is not desperation.

“So they’ve got other places in the team they would need to look.

“I would be surprised if Liverpool went out and shelled big money on another centre-half when they can spend big money on other places in the team, for the reason that I explained.”

Source :Daily Star.

Werder Bremen – Bayer 04 Leverkusen

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FC Cologne 3 players test positive for Corona Virus!

German top-flight team FC Cologne said on Friday that three people at the club had tested positive for COVID-19, but that they plan to continue training.

In a statement the Bundesliga side said the entire squad and coaching staff had been tested on Thursday.

“Three people tested positive, all are symptom free,” the club statement said. “After an assessment of the cases by the responsible health authorities, the three people who tested positive will go into a 14-day quarantine at home.”

Cologne said they would not confirm any names out of respect for the privacy of the individuals involved.

While Bundesliga clubs have returned to training, they must wait another week to find out about a possible restart to the season after the German government on Thursday delayed any decision over a league resumption amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The cash-strapped clubs and league had been hoping for the government to give the green light and end a two-month suspension, but Chancellor Angela Merkel has said any decision on if and when sports could resume would be taken on May 6.

If German football does return this month, it would almost certainly be weeks ahead of other major European leagues, with the Dutch Eredivisie and France’s Ligue 1 having already called off the remainder of their seasons.

Tim Meyer, who chairs the German Football League’s taskforce on coronavirus, said the positive tests didn’t undermine the league’s approach.

“We now see in everyday life that our concept recognises and reduces risks at an early stage,” he said in a statement on Cologne’s website.

“We will always be in close contact with the responsible health authorities and medical experts. We are convinced that with our concept, we can enable players to practice their profession with the best possible protection against infection.”

Germany has suffered over 6,500 deaths from coronavirus with more than 162,00 people infected

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