Napoli reject United’s opening offer for Koulibaly

A report from La Gazzetta dello Sport suggests that Napoli have rejected an opening offer of €30m from Manchester United for Kalidou Koulibaly and that the player is reportedly unhappy with the current development.

Koulibaly, 30, has been linked with a move away from the Stadio Maradona for a while and the Red Devils appear to be ready to offer the towering center-back and escape route.

The report states that the Red Devils made an offer of €30m for the Senegalese defender but Napoli turned down the offer. It was also claimed that it was the player’s agent Fali Ramadani that informed Napoli about the offer from Manchester United.

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Koulibaly still has two years left in his current contract with Napoli and is open to an exit from the club he joined in 2014 from Genk in a deal worth €7.5m.

The player is unhappy with Napoli’s decision to reject the offer by the Red Devils. Regardless, Napoli’s new coach Luciano Spalletti is hoping that he changes his mind and opts to remain with the club for the 2021/22 season.

Meanwhile, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis will be open to selling the player but only if a higher offer is received for the experienced center back who has carved a niche for himself as one of the best in his positions in the game presently