Liverpool-linked Kalidou Koulibaly once admired by Everton

Kalidou Koulibaly of SSC Napoli in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio San Paolo on October 1, 2017 in Naples, Italy.

Everton were once linked to the player Liverpool reportedly want to sign.

Kalidou Koulibaly of SSC Napoli in action during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Napoli and RB Leipzig at the Stadio San Paolo on February 15, 2018 in Naples, Italy.

Liverpool have reportedly touched base with a former Everton target.

According to Il Mattino, the Reds have been in contact with Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, valued at £100 million.

Calciomercato reported three years ago that Everton wanted the 27-year-old to replace John Stones, who had just signed for Manchester City.

And no doubt some Toffees fans might feel a tad envious if he winds up at Anfield.


Centre-back is a bit of a concern for the Goodison Park side right now.

Yerry Mina had a mixed first season with the club and, as things stand, it doesn't look like Kurt Zouma will be re-joining after impressing under Marco Silva on loan from Chelsea last term.

In contrast, Jurgen Klopp already has a stable of brilliant central defenders - including Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk - at Liverpool, and the rich will get much richer if they sign somebody of Koulibaly's vintage.

If the £100 million price-tag is accurate then he's way too expensive for Everton, but if he joins the Reds and impresses then those on the blue side of the Merseyside divide might be left thinking what could've been.

Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and Gianluca Caprari of Sampdoria during the serie A match between UC Sampdoria and SSC Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on May 13, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.

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