The TalkSport pundit thinks if West Ham are going for the Napoli defender than so should their rivals Spurs, as he also feels Jose Mourinho should also try to push for a deal to sign Southampton's Danny Ings.
The Daily Express have reported that West Ham are interested in signing £70 million Koulibaly, who is also attracting interest from the current Premier League champions, Manchester City - But according to the Express, Koulibaly has a £100 million release clause in his contract.
Speaking to Drive on TalkSport (06/01/2020 at 4:25 pm), former Spurs striker, Bent, commented on who Jose Mourinho should push for during this January transfer window.
"I understand, Danny Ings is on fire," Bent told TalkSport. "They should be, not breaking the bank, but putting a package together where Southampton cannot refuse it and then he can go there and score goals for Spurs.
"They talk about West Ham going in for Koulibaly, surely they can get in there before. They are in the Champions League, they are doing better in the Premier League, so surely they can go and get Koulibaly and get him over West Ham."
Koulibaly signing for either West Ham or Tottenham would be a huge surprise given the other teams that have been after him.
There's no doubt that both London duo require some added-quality to their squads this month as their season isn't panning out how they first imagined.
Both teams have sacked their managers this season, with Manuel Pellegrini recently parting ways with the Hammers and being replaced by David Moyes.
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