Journalist Alex Goldberg has revealed that Italian Serie A giants Napoli won’t sanction the sale of defender Kalidou Koulibaly despite the strong interest of Premier League giants Manchester United.
Alex Goldberg spoke about Koulibaly and Napoli on the Calcioland podcast via the Daily Star.
He’s is the Calcioland podcast producer and co-host.
Senegalese international centre-back Koulibaly has been a key player for the Italians since he signed for them in 2014 following a successful spell at Belgian side Genk.
He has made 174 appearances for Napoli since he joined the club and has also played under three managers namely Rafael Benitez, Maurizio Sarri and Carlo Ancelotti (current boss).
Manchester United are interested in him and recent reports revealed that they had two separate bids turned down for the player.
On Koulibaly, Alex Goldberg said that it would be difficult for the 27-year-old defender to leave Napoli.
He further revealed that there’s no backup plan to offset the loss of the player to other clubs and that makes a transfer almost impossible.
Alex Goldberg then stated that it’s easier for players like Mauro Icardi and Paolo Dybala to leave their respective clubs than for Kalidou Koulibaly to leave Napoli.
Icardi and Dybala have also been linked with transfers.