French giants Paris Saint Germain have reportedly asked about Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in a meeting with the Senegalese’s agent Fali Ramadani, according to Italian magazine Il Corriere dello Sport.
The 30-year-old Senegalese defender has wished to leave Napoli and La Gazzetta dello Sport had reported earlier this week that the club had rejected a €30m bid from Premier League hotshots Manchester United, after which they turned their focus entirely towards Raphael Varane.
Paris Saint Germain director Leonardo meets Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent Ramadani over talks of a transfer for the Senegalese defender
Sky Sport Italia can confirmed that player wants to leave Italy, but the Partenopei have denied to have received an offer yet for the Senegalese international.
Now, PSG look favourite to make a move after the defender’s agent, Fali Ramadani reportedly met the club representatives from the Ligue 1 giants with talks of a possible transfer.
According to reports from Italian magazine Il Corriere dello Sport, PSG director Leonardo has met Ramadani earlier this week to discuss Koulibaly’s potential move to Paris, where he would be partnering new PSG signing Sergio Ramos at the back, with manager Mauricio Pochettino also left with the option to use a three-man defence with Ramos, Koulibaly and Marquinhos.
However, Napoli haven’t yet received an official bidding for the Senegalese international who joined the Naples side back in 2014 on a €7m deal from Genk. Napoli has also labelled Koulibaly with a massive €65 million price tag, which means that the defender would stay at the club if anyone can’t cash in that surmountable figure.
“I want to chain myself for all the players, as I’ve already said that I will be very happy if the squad remains as it is,” said Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti following Napoli’s friendly win against Pro Vercelli.
“I only named Koulibaly because he’s on the market, but I’d like him to stay. I have never worked with anyone so good, not just as a player, but also as a man.” Spalletti added.
“This has to be a remain a strong squad, as there are at least seven in Serie A at our level right now. We need a squad that can hold out against that. Our intentions are to finish in the top four, we’re not hiding from that.” Spalletti said further, as he emphasized on Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis’ strategy of letting go any more key figures.