The negotiations for Koulibaly’s proposed move to Manchester City have dragged on for several weeks, but there could be light at the end of the tunnel.
Manchester City’s refusal to directly hold talks with Napoli has complicated the negotiations, but the defender’s agent, Fali Ramadani, is trying to work out a deal between the two clubs.
The Premier League giants are prepared to offer a package that will break the €70m figure and the final fee could even touch the €75m mark.
But according to Italian broadcaster Sportitalia, the two clubs are now disagreeing over the nature of the add-ons associated with the proposed deal.
Manchester City want to include some difficult add-ons based on the club winning the Champions League and the Premier League.
But Napoli are insisting on easily achievable clauses, such as Manchester City qualifying for the knockout rounds of the Champions League.
However, there is optimism that the two clubs will find an agreement for Koulibaly to move to England in the ongoing transfer window.
And it has been claimed that a breakthrough in negotiations could happen as early as this week.