Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
The fresh report comes after El Desmarque had claimed in December that Koulibaly was a target for the north Londoners.
Koulibaly is highly regarded by football fans, many of whom rate him up there with Virgil van Dijk as one of Europe’s very best centre-halves in the game right now.
Tottenham’s links to the player are sure to excite supporters, but a deal would surely be extremely difficult to pull off, especially mid-season.
One thing Spurs could consider, is to offer the Italians Jan Vertonghen as a sweetener.
Sky Sports have claimed Napoli are actually interested in the Belgian so maybe Daniel Levy can use the 32-year-old plus cash.
TBR’s view – Worth a punt
Napoli’s interest in Vertonghen surely means Tottenham have to try.
It would still be a very expensive transfer, but perhaps including Vertonghen would see Napoli’s stance soften a little.
Ideally Tottenham wouldn’t need to consider getting rid of Vertonghen, but his contract expires in the summer so a sale perhaps does need to be considered this window.
But if he can be used in a part-exchange that would see Koulibaly head to the capital, then that would be potentially stunning business.