There is light at the end of the tunnel for three-time European champions Manchester United in their pursuit of £90m-rated Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly following the Boxing Day incident that has rocked Italian football for the better part of the last 24 hours.
Koulibaly was subjected to racist abuse during the game between Inter Milan and Napoli in the Italian Serie A on Boxing Day.
The Senegalese international defender was racially abused by a section of the home support during the game and the incident could hasten his exit from Italian top flight football with Manchester United lurking around the corner and waiting to pounce.
Kalidou Koulibaly was sent off in the game after a second yellow card within a minute of the first booking.
The second yellow card was for sarcastic applause.
Italian football is synonymous with racist abuse with past victims like Sulley Muntari, Patrick Vieira and many more.
After the game, Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti threatened to quit the match if any of his players suffered a repeat of the racial abuse that Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to at the San Siro on Wednesday night.
Manchester United will have to pay a world record bid of at least £90m if they want to sign the 27-year-old.