Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk has dismissed reports claiming Bayern Munich have made a €45m offer for Liverpool target Kalidou Koulibaly.

Falk claims Bayern have not made an offer for Koulibaly and are not interested in signing the Napoli centre-back ahead of the summer transfer window.

Italian outlet Il Mattino reported that Napoli were considering a €45m bid from Bayern, whilst also claiming that Manchester United and Liverpool are expected to come in with bids of their own.

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Bild journalist rejects claims Bayern are interested in Koulibaly

NAPLES, ITALY – DECEMBER 01: Kalidou Koulibaly of SSC Napoli during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Bologna FC at Stadio San Paolo on December 01, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT 

If Bild journalist Christian Falk is to be believed, this could be a huge boost to Liverpool’s chances of signing Koulibaly this summer. Bayern have already snatched one of Liverpool’s transfer targets away this year, after they signed Dayot Upamecano on a permanent deal from fellow German side RB Leipzig. Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea were all reportedly keen on signing Upamecano before Bayern came in and secured a deal for the French central defender.

With this latest update, Liverpool could be spared a second loss to Bayern this summer. They could now only have to compete with Manchester United to land Koulibaly. The Napoli centre-back is enjoying a solid season in Italy, with an average WhoScored rating of 6.81 across all competitions – including the Europa League and Serie A. This shows why he could be a good addition to Liverpool’s squad this summer.

Koulibaly could also come in and alleviate Liverpool’s injury problems at centre-back. Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all out for the foreseeable future and Jurgen Klopp has struggled to name a consistent backline throughout the season. Koulibaly has started 24 games or more in all six of his seasons for Napoli in the Serie A leading up to the current campaign, showing that he is a reliable player when it comes to availability.

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