Napoli have rejected a €30m (£26m) offer from Manchester United for centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, according to the Gazzetta Dello Sport.
The Italian publications claims that, despite the player being keen to leave the Serie A side, the club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis has decided that there will be “no end of the season sales.”
No del Napoli allo United per Koulibaly: 30 milioni non bastano https://t.co/EyTQebOXE6
— La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) July 19, 2021
Gazzetta report that, in reality, Koulibaly is available, but Napoli are looking for a better offer. It has been stated by other sources that the 30-year-old has a €50m (£34m) valuation, but that it is not a price that the Red Devils, or possible rival suitors like Liverpool and Manchester City, would consider matching.
It is very likely that the Senegalese international was being considered as a cheaper alternative for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, but it does seem as though a move for the Frenchman is making good progress.
Personal terms with the defender have reportedly been agreed and it will now come down to the two clubs reaching a compromise on the transfer fee.