S.S.C. Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is set to appoint his brother as his new representative in an attempt to push through a move away from the club this summer.
The Senegal international has been heavily linked with a move this summer despite only signing a new contract at the Stadio San Paolo in September.
Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been most notably linked with a move for Koulibaly at the end of the season, with both club’s hoping they can negotiate with Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis.
The Independent claims that Koulibaly will even appoint his brother as his new agent to help complete a move away from Napoli, having parted ways with his former representative Bruno Satin late last year.
De Laurentiis has previously claimed that the club have rejected offers of €105m for Koulibaly’s signature and it’s been speculated that only a world record fee for a defender – current set by Virgil van Dijk’s £76m fee – will prise him away from Serie A.
Although Barcelona have previously been linked with a move for Koulibaly, it now appears that the Catalan giants have shortlisted Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt as their standalone defensive transfer target this summer.
Manchester United could even have the inside track in the race for Koulibally, as Real Madrid have already confirmed the signing of Éder Militão from FC Porto and Florentino Pérez would rather sign José María Giménez from Atlético Madrid.
Fellow suitors Paris Saint-Germain would likely have to sell one of Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe or Thilo Kehrer to make room for the Napoli star this summer.