Date: 14th May 2018 at 5:12pm
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Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Senegal international defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to the Express.

The Premier League side, who defeated Huddersfield Town 1-0 away from home on the last day of the 2017-18 top-flight campaign yesterday, have been strongly linked with attempting to lure the Napoli star to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

The 26-year-old, who has 22 international caps for his country, has scored five goals and provided one assist in 44 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A side this season, who will finish the term second behind champions Juventus.

Koulibaly, who joined the Italian outfit back in July 2014 following his reported £6.5m move from Genk, has netted eight goals in 163 outings for the club overall.

AC Milan’s Nikola Kalinic in action with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.

However, the report claims The Gunners have identified the Senegalese centre-back as their top defensive transfer target ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

But, Napoli are said to have slapped a whopping £53m price tag on the defender, who is also understood to be attracting interest from Serie A rivals Juventus this summer.

Written by Dan Church 

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