Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis took a swipe at Manchester Metropolis as he advised unhealthy blood between the golf equipment from two years in the past is affecting negotiations for Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Senegal defender is one in all Pep Guardiola’s high targets this summer season because the Blues look to do what they tried and failed to realize final 12 months and safe a long-term accomplice for Aymeric Laporte following Vincent Kompany’s departure. Nonetheless, there has not but been an settlement over value with the valuations for the 29-year-old remaining far sufficient aside.
De Laurentiis has been chatting with reporters this week because the Serie A aspect step up their preparations for the upcoming season at a coaching camp.
There was a touch of frustration in current feedback about Koulibaly, and the president indicated that negotiations for the participant had not been regular to this point due to an previous incident.
“If Manchester Metropolis keep that they can not communicate with us [directly] due to the issue with Jorginho,” he stated on Thursday, “how can now we have a traditional and calm negotiation for the sale of a participant?”
Again in 2018, the Blues thought they’d agreed a deal for midfielder Jorginho with Napoli as they regarded to interchange Fernandinho, carrying the worth down over a variety of months. Nonetheless, they had been left empty handed and none too happy when Chelsea swooped for Maurizio Sarri with Jorginho as a double deal.
Metropolis have already signed Nathan Ake this summer season to strengthen their defence however want to add one other marquee signing on the again.