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
before the Citizens sign
last summer, as well as
ruled out a mid-season move for the defender talking with TalkSport’s presenter,
“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,
, has caught
attention, who are struggling with the injuries of
Virgil van Dijk
“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’,”
“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.”