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Juventus 'press' for Koulibaly to replace De Ligt

Published:2/07/2022 - 18:09h

Updated:2/07/2022 - 18:44h

Napoli will have to sell Kalidou Koulibaly for less than his market value. Given the Senegalese's refusal to renew, the 'partenopeo' team could lose him for free in 2023 and Juventus will try to take advantage of this 'bargain'

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The Juventus will go seriously to by the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly. In Turín know that Matthijs of Ligt could go out in summer and want to ensure his replacement with the Senegalese, a central 'to low cost' that offers guarantees thanks to wide experience in Italy. The priority of the group 'partenopeo' was to renew to the defender, but the refusal of the player of 31 years and his only remaining year of agreement do not leave him more alternative to the ones of the south of Italy that sell him, even, by an inferior price to his value of market.

In this sense, Koulibaly turns into a very interesting option for the FC Barcelona. Further that the priority is fichar to Jules Koundé, the price that the Seville demands by the French is very high for the financial actuality blaugrana. In this sense, the one of Saint-Dié-give-Vosges would be an excellent reinforcement that could arrive by around 20 million euros, as long as the 'Vecchia Signora' do not advance .

For Massimiliano Allegri, the need of fichar a central is vital for the 2022-23. Further to lose to Of Ligt, the drop of Giorgio Chiellini and the experience of Leonardo Bonucci leave very weakened to the saga 'bianconera', that already offered few guarantees in the past season, the first without titles for the 'Juve' from the 2010-11. Thus, the managerial juventina trusts to close a reinforcement for his defence in his acérrimo rival, with the one who already has concretised important businesses in the recent past.

In 2016, the Juventus paid 90 million euros to the Napoli by Gonzalo Higuaín. Although the priority of the Senegalese is to test luck in another different league to the Series To and the group 'partenopeo' would prefer to see him with another different T-shirt to the 'bianconera', the 'Juve' would be in better position for ficharle, since it splits of the money ingresado by Of Ligt would be allocated to buy to a Koulibaly that comes to contest 313 matches in eight years with the Napoli.

Of Ligt no longer is intrasferible for the Juventus

"Today it is impossible to keep to a player that wants to go, but always is a question of numbers. It is not that if somebody wants to go go and answer him: 'please, it takes seat'. It is difficult to keep to a player, but of the table of negotiation the three parts have to raise satisfied. This yes: The one who has the money, wins", affirmed Maurizio Arrivabene, sportive director of the 'Juve', on the posiblidad to sell to Matthijs of Ligt.

In an interview with 'Tuttosport', the director 'bianconero' left clear that the Dutch could go out in this market if it arrives an offer convincente. Chelsea would be one of the interested in hiring to the tulip for suplir the drops of Andreas Christensen (Barça) and Antonio Rüdiger (Real Madrid), in an operation that rondaría the 70 million euros. Of Ligt has agreement until 2024 and already has left to glimpse his wish to test luck in another club. From here that the 'Juve' take seriously the 'operation Koulibaly'.

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