Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso has stated that Kalidou Koulibaly won’t be offered if Manchester Metropolis do not meet their valuation.
Metropolis have recognized Koulibaly as their principal goal as they appear to safe a long-term associate for Aymeric Laporte on the again, however negotiations have been sluggish with frosty relations between the 2 golf equipment from the fallout of the Jorginho switch two years in the past.
Regardless of lacking out on their prime goal final summer time as a result of they refused to fulfill Leicester’s valuation for Harry Maguire, the Blues have to this point failed to supply what Napoli need for Koulibaly – a lot to the annoyance of Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
With the switch window not ending till October however their first Premier League recreation in every week, Metropolis have now additionally been given a straight message from coach Gattuso that the onus is on the shopping for membership relatively than the Serie A facet. Koulibaly performed the primary half of Napoli’s pleasant with Pescara on Saturday as he continues to coach forward of the brand new season.
“Koulibaly has a exact asking worth, and if the membership does not get the cash it’s asking for, then he will not depart,” he informed Sky Italia.
Metropolis have already signed Nathan Ake from Bournemouth for £40m this summer time to strengthen their defence however are on the lookout for one other premium addition after their struggles on the again final season.
There are additionally query marks over the futures of Eric Garcia amid robust curiosity from Barcelona and John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi following poor campaigns final 12 months.