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Could Tottenham present Napoli with a swap deal to get Koulibaly?

Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

According to a report from Corriere del Mezzogiorno (via The Daily Star), the Senegal international is on Spurs’ transfer radar this January as well as Chelsea’s.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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