Mourinho targets bumper £90m swoop for Napoli defender Koulibaly

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO is targeting a bumper £90million transfer swoop for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.El Desmarque claim the Tottenham boss is desperate to shore up his defence and has already opened talks with the Serie A club over a January move.2 Jose Mourinho is poised to make a fresh attempt to sign Kalidou Koulibaly after missing out at Manchester UnitedCredit: ReutersThe Spanish outlet adds that Mourinho faces competition for the Senegalese ace from two of his former clubs in Real Madrid and Manchester United.The Portuguese boss was desperate to sign Koulibaly at Old Trafford, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirming that they rejected a £95m bid for the centre-back last year.Spurs kept their first clean sheet under Mourinho in the 5-0 win over Burnley, conceding two per game in the four matches before that.Both Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are set to leave the club on free transfers in the summer and are free to agree moves with non-English clubs in January.KOUL STORYKoulibaly has emerged as one of Europe’s most highly-rated defenders since moving to Napoli in 2014, but has long been linked with a move away from Italy.Despite his public declaration of love for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, the 28-year-old may finally up sticks and leave this year following a series of off-field problems.Mutiny broke out at Napoli last month when the players ignored orders to stay at the training ground for an intense retreat – known as in ritiro – to try and turn around a poor run of form.President De Laurentiis slapped the key offenders with fines, with Koulibaly thought to be among the worst targeted after he was docked £192,000.Ultras quickly took the president’s side and terrified footballers fled their homes under fear of confrontation.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham, Man Utd vs Everton and Arsenal vs Man City scores this coming weekend and win £100Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThis led to reports that Koulibably would be among the stars sold no matter what, but any arrival would still cause Spurs to break their transfer record.The north London club only broke their record to snap up Tanguy Ndombele for £65m from Lyon back in July.And many anticipated that Mourinho would likely come into conflict with notoriously thrifty Daniel Levy over the Special One’s tendency to splash the cash.2Man Utd have offered £95m for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly – here is whylast_img

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