West Ham and Manchester City have contacted Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly’s representatives about a possible transfer away from Italy, according to Footmercato.net.
The French website claims that the two Premier League teams have been joined by Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign the Senegalese international.
Koulibaly originally had an asking price in the region of €100m (£85m) but after talks with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, Footmercato say the 28-year-old can leave for between €70m (£60m) and €75m (£64m) next summer.
Whether the Hammers would stand a chance of securing the centre-back, it seems very doubtful. The cost would smash the London club’s previous transfer record, which was set when they paid £36m for Felipe Anderson in 2018.
On top of that, you have to consider the interest from other clubs. As well as PSG and City, the likes of Manchester United are also reportedly keen on Koulibaly, and many of them can offer the player Champions League football.