Report: Everton prepared to spend more than £34m for Kalidou Koulibaly

Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly in action against Atalanta's German Denis

Everton are aiming to strengthen their defence this summer.

Juventus' Sami Khedira in action against Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, Everton are ready to spend over £34 million on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Chelsea have been trying to sign Koulibaly this summer, but have had two bids rejected.

Everton now sense that they may have an opportunity to land the highly-rated defender, and are willing to spend big on him.

Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly in action against Atalanta's German Denis

Ronald Koeman has made strengthening Everton’s defence one of his main priorities since taking charge at Goodison Park.

The Toffees struggled defensively last season, but Koeman believes Koulibaly’s arrival would help them tighten up at the back.

- SSC Napoli Kalidou Koulibaly (L) in action against Edin Dzeko of AS Roma.

Everton have well over £100 million to spend this summer, and they are reportedly prepared to invest a sizeable chunk of that money in Koulibaly.

The 25-year-old made 42 appearances for Napoli last season, as he helped the Italian side make it into second place in the Serie A standings.

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