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Napoli set Koulibaly price
Napoli are demanding for over €100million for Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Corriere dello Sport claims.
Despite rejecting an offer of €100million from a Premier League club in the summer, the Serie A are reportedly opened to offers for the 27-year-old who recently signed a new five-year contract with the club.
Several European clubs have monitored Koulibaly over the years including Barcelona who travelled to Italy to see the defender in action against Liverpool on Wednesday.
Barcelona scout Koulibaly
Barcelona are considering a €65m approach for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The club’s director Ariedo Braida was at the Stadio San Paolo specifically to watch Koulibaly go up against Reds trio Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
The Senegal international recently penned a new five-year contract with the Partenopei after heavy interest from Manchester United in the summer.
Arsenal players want Ramsey stay
Alex Iwobi has revealed that Arsenal players want Aaron Ramsey to continue his stay at the Emirates.
The Wales international is in the final year of his current contract and is yet to agree an extension.
Dortmund to miss out on Pepe
Borussia Dortmund are being priced out of a move for Lille striker Nicolas Pepe, Le10Sport claims.
Top European clubs including Arsenal and Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing the 23-year-old who has been impressive in the French Ligue 1 this season.
But Dortmund are not willing to bid more than €30 million (£27m/$34m) for the Cote d’Ivoire international.
AC Milan plan new deal for Kessie
Milan are working on a new deal with Franck Kessie according to Calciomercato .
Following his excellent start to the season with two goals and an assist, the Rossoneri are looking to tie the Ivorian midfielder with an improved contract.
Kessie’s contract expires in 2022 and Milan are looking to fend off interest from other clubs by increasing his €2.2 million salary and adding another year to his deal.
Meite extends Reading stay until 2022
Yakou Meite has signed a new four-year contract with Reading that will keep him at the Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2022.
The Cote d’Ivoire youth international joined the Championship side from PSG for an undisclosed fee in 2016 and has scored two goals in 27 appearances for the Royals.
Bayern Munich to rival Barca & Arsenal for Pepe
Bayern Munich are the latest club interested in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, Fichajes reports.
The 23-year-old has been one of the most impressive players in France with five goals in the top-flight this season.
Barcelona, Arsenal and Everton are also keeping tabs on the Ivorian forward.
Sevilla, Everton & Arsenal chase Pepe
Sevilla, Everton and Arsenal are among the clubs interested in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, according to Mirror .
Barcelona are also targeting the Cote d’Ivoire international who has scored five goals in eight French Ligue 1 matches this season,
The 23-year-old is reportedly valued at £30 million after Lille rejected a £26 million bid from Lyon at the end of the summer transfer window.
Free agent Ameobi opened to offers
Former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has insisted that he has not retired from playing active football.
The 36-year-old, now a free agent, is aiming to secure a playing contract soon after he was released by League Two side Notts County at the end of last season.
Eboue eyes coaching job in Ghana
Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has confirmed reports that he is interested in becoming Ghana Premier League giants Asante Kotoko’s new head coach.
With the Porcupine Warriors in hunt for a new boss following the resignation of Paa Kwesi Fabin few days ago, Eboue believes he has the potentials to turn around the club’s fortunes when given the mandate.