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'Ask Koulibaly a question' - Were Manchester City expecting to sign Napoli defender instead of Dias?
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30-Sep-2020, 06:11 am

'Ask Koulibaly a question' - Were Manchester City expecting to sign Napoli defender instead of Dias?


Kalidou Koulibaly Ruben DIas Man City

Manchester City have asked supporters to submit questions to "new signing"Kalidou Koulibaly in an article on their official website revealing the squad number of recent acquisition Ruben Dias.

Dias' signing was announced by City on Tuesday evening, with the defenderpenning a six-year contract after makinga £62 million ($79m) move from Portuguese powerhouse Benfica, with veteran Nicolas Otamendi heading in the opposite direction.

City have been linked with multiple central defenders throughout the transfer window, with Koulibaly and Atletico's Jose Gimenez also mootedbefore the club swooped in to nab Portuguese international Dias.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claimed Man City were interested in signing Koulibaly but were making discussions difficult because the Serie A club had sold Jorginho to Chelsea instead ofthem in 2018.

Despite City signing Dias, Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso is still nervous of losing Koulibaly before the transfer window shuts next month, with PSG reportedlyinterested following Thiago Silva's departure, while the likes ofManchester UnitedandLiverpoolhave been linked previously.

"I hope he remains with us, selfishly speaking, because he gives us so much both in technical terms and as a character," Gattuso told Sky Sport Italiaafter Napoli's 6-0 demolition of Genoa on Sunday.

"The world has changed because of the pandemic and I realise all clubs need to balance the books. I hope the call won't arrive, but I'll be nervous about it until transfer deadline day."

Manchester City's run to last season's Champions League quarter-finals saw the team have their opening Premier League match postponed in order to get an extended rest for their squad.

Pep Guardiola's team started their league campaign with an impressive 3-1 win on the road at Wolves, before overcoming Bournemouth 2-1 at the Etihad in the Carabao Cup.


Source : goal.com

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