• Southampton want to sign 24-year-old defender Kalidou Koulibaly
  • The versatile Napoli defender is rated at £8.5million by the Italian side
  • Southampton have also made an offer for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk

Simon Jones for MailOnline

Southampton and Napoli are holding further talks over an £8.5million deal for defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Sportsmail revealed last week that Southampton had made enquiries for the 24-year-old who can play at centre-back and centre midfield. 

They have made an offer for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk but Ronald Koeman wants a deal done quickly following Saturday’s defeat to Everton. 

 Southampton and Napoli are holding further talks over an £8.5m deal for defender Kalidou Koulibaly (right)

 Southampton and Napoli are holding further talks over an £8.5m deal for defender Kalidou Koulibaly (right)

Southampton have made an offer for defender Virgil van Dijk but Ronald Koeman wants a deal done quickly

Southampton have made an offer for defender Virgil van Dijk but Ronald Koeman wants a deal done quickly

Aston Villa have made enquiries for Southampton captain Jose Fonte but are looking at other options too.

Villa hope to complete the sale of Philippe Senderos to Antalyaspor after he had second thoughts over a move to Turkish league rivals Caykur Rizespor.  

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