Kalidou Koulibaly has reportedly shut down talks of a move away from Napoli this summer and said that he could end his career at the club.
Kalidou Koulibaly has consistently been linked with a move away from Napoli this summer
Both Manchester City and Manchester United have been reported as possible destinations
But Gazetto dello Sport have reported that he is interested in ending his career at the club, despite Napoli’s turmoils off the pitch this season.
Koulibaly told the Italian newspaper: ‘I never spoke to Napoli about leaving. If we have to find a solution, we will find it, but I have never talked about the transfer market.
‘I also read in the newspapers about my future. But I only want to think about playing, I am 100 per-cent [committed to] Napoli and it bothers me to be linked, every day, to this or that European club.
‘We will see what the president (Aurelio De Laurentiis) will decide and if he proposes to extend my contract, that would allow me to end my career here.’
Koulibaly has been an ever-present in the Napoli team since he joined from Genk in 2014 and has become one of the world’s best centre-backs.
Over six-years at the club he has made 239 appearances and has stayed loyal to the club until this present day despite interest from top sides across Europe.
Koulibaly has been a rock at the heart of the Napoli defence since his first appearance in 2014
Koulibaly says his future at the club is up to the decision of president Aurelio De Laurentiis
With Manchester City and Manchester United’s current desires to strengthen their defence, it is understandable why they would be interested in the signing of the 29-year-old Senegalese international.
However they could face a tough battle to prise him away from his current home in Naples.