Kalidou Koulibaly has apparently made it clear he wants to leave Napoli by telling president Aurelio De Laurentiis during a recent phone call.
The Senegal international has admirers throughout Europe thanks to his exceptional form with the Serie A side in recent years, with Manchester United & Tottenham are such club monitoring his situation.
The Red Devils did splash out to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester last summer – a move which has strengthened their defence significantly despite initial mocking from rival fans over the £80m transfer fee.
While Tottenham with special one and the new building he started at Spurs could be in defence also to solve a lot of defensive mistakes, also to find a direct replaced for Jan Vertonghen who didn’t renew his contract.
Il Mattino claim Koulibaly has made it clear he sees his future away from the club, though his conversation with De Laurentiis is thought to have gone amicably.
Napoli will likely demand a huge fee for the centre back’s services and, if such a sum is not forthcoming in the summer window, Koulibaly will stay in Italy next season.
There is new-found optimism in the squad under Gennaro Gattuso following a wretched start to the campaign with now Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti.
A figure of £65m has been bandied around as the potential sum it could take to lure Koulibaly from south Italy.
It can be higher but his desire to leave will but pressure on napoli.