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EPL: Napoli’s sporting director ends Man United, City transfer hope

Timothy Aiyeku

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Kalidou Koulibaly

Man United and Man City have been linked with the signature of Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly but it has been confirmed that they will no longer sign him this summer transfer window.

The two Manchester clubs have struggled this season with their defence as a major flaw. There have been efforts to bring in defenders but that has not had any breakthrough since the summer transfer window was opened.

Man City were reported to have agreed on personal terms with Kalidou Koulibaly and expected to conclude with Italian Serie A outfit Napoli for a deal but that never happened.

The Italian Serie A outfit’s Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has now come out to state that the player will be staying at the club this season.

The sporting director made it clear that some players will be leaving the team this summer window but Kalidou Koulibaly will not be part of them while stressing that they now have a complete team to challenge for titles this season.

However, all Kalidou Koulibaly’s suitors were discouraged by his valuation of £80 million which Napoli were not willing to negotiate. Most clubs, especially Man United could not meet with the fee which means the player will remain with the club for another season.

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