Napoli boss makes another transfer claim of United, City target


Man United and Man City have shown interest in the signature of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly with suggestions that he could be leaving the Serie A outfit to the English Premier League this summer transfer window.

It is understood that despite the interest already shown in the Senegal international defender, Man United are yet to make an approach for the player while Man City were earlier reported to have agreed on personal terms with the star player but no deal with Napoli.

The £70 million fee for the services of Kalidou Koulibaly remains a major challenge to all of his suitors and the club is unwilling to come down in their negotiation.

Now it is claimed by Napoli boss, Gennaro Gattuso that he will be sad if Kalidou Koulibaly leaves the club this summer window because he is a top player. He admitted that it is a difficult moment for football in terms of finances which could force the club to sell but he will be glad to have him stay.

However, Man City are already paying attention to Sevilla defender Jules Kounde but their opening bid of £60 million has been rejected. It is unclear if they will return for the Napoli star or will step up their bid for the La Liga player.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.