Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has advised anyone wishing to know more about where Kalidou Koulibaly will be playing next season to contact Manchester United, Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain.
Koulibaly has been heavily linked with a move to City, while Premier League rivalsUnited and Ligue 1 champions PSG have also been touted as possible destinations. The future of the Senegal international has dominated headlines, with Napolireportedly looking to raise funds in their pursuit of Gabriel Magalhaes, though the Lille defender appears set for Arsenal.
Asked about Koulibaly, De Laurentiis deflected questions on Tuesday. “You should ask Manchester United, City or PSG this question,” he said. “In other words, those who can afford to pay certain amounts.”
With midfielder Allan also in demand with Everton, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund all believed to be interested, De Laurentiis added: “I see many hawks on the transfers market. You know who they are, they seem to be waiting to swoop in, but we have impenetrable armour and they won’t get what they want or at the prices they want.”
Koulibaly has established himself as one of the world’s best defenders since joiningNapoli from Genk in 2014. The 29-year-old has helped Napoli to Coppa Italia (2019-20) and Supercoppa Italia (2014) glory. He made 25 Serie A appearances as Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli finished seventh in 2019-20, while they trumped Juventus in the Coppa Italia final.