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Liverpool ahead of Newcastle as Napoli slash Koulibaly price

Liverpool and Newcastle United have been encouraged in their pursuit of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Senegal international is ready to leave Napoli this summer and wants to test himself in the Premier League.

And Le 10 Sport says further encouraging interested clubs Liverpool and Newcastle is Napoli's willingness to drop their price.

Having demanded €150m just a year ago for Koulibaly, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis is prepared to now sell for €70m.

Newcastle's incoming owners are already in contact with Koulibaly's agents, offering a package worth €12m-a-year, but the 28 year-old favours joining a Champions League club - so putting the Reds in the boxseat.

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