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Napoli expects a £100m fee for Koulibaly

Wed 13 January 2021 | 10:47

Napoli’s owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, set an £100 million asking price for the defender and laughed at a possible January move talking with TalkSport presenter.

The Senegal international has been linked to several Premier League clubs over time. The 29-year-old was heavily linked to

Manchester City

before the Citizens sign

Ruben Dias



last summer, as well as

Manchester United




De Laurentiis

ruled out a mid-season move for the defender talking with TalkSport’s presenter,

Jim White


“There isn’t a window in the last two, three or four that we don’t see big mentions of the Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly




“This morning, I spoke to Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Napoli owner, and said what about your player, are there bids in for him?

“He laughed it off saying he’s not for sale. He’s absolutely not for sale unless one of the big clubs in England come up with £100 million.”



owner revealed that his Serbian defender,

Nikola Maksimovic

, has caught


attention, who are struggling with the injuries of

Virgil van Dijk


Joe Gomez.

“He then says to me ‘I thought you were going to refer to our defender Nikola Maksimovic, the Serbian who is 29 years of age, and Liverpool’s previous interest in him’,”

White continued.

“So I said ‘are Liverpool still interested in your defender?’ He interrupted me to say of course with injury problems to Gomez and Van Dijk but no they haven’t heard from them of late.

“But it seems on this occasion Koulibaly is going nowhere. He stays and that was as recent as this morning. Anyone going in with anything other than £100million for Koulibaly can forget it.”

source: SportMob