Barcelona will not look to bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly unless the Serie A league leaders reduce their asking price, according to Sport.
The Senegalese international has been subject to bids from Chelsea in the past year, and Barca are also reportedly keen on the 26 year old. The Catalan club had representatives in attendance to see Napoli win 1-0 against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, keeping their 100% start to the league season.
The Barca scouts were reportedly impressed by Koulibaly, as well as winger Lorenzo Insigne. The defender’s asking price is estimated at €60m, and the club’s technical director Robert Fernandez is certain that a bid of that size would not be sanctioned by the La Liga side’s board.
Instead, Sport reports that Barcelona will continue to keep tabs on Koulibaly’s team mate Insigne instead, leaving the way for Chelsea and the centre back’s other main suitors to make their moves next summer, when Napoli will entertain offers for the player.