Footy Extras


Napoli receive no official offer from Liverpool for 29-year-old centre-half

Napoli chief Cristiano Giuntoli has revealed the club haven’t yet received any bids for their defender Kalidou Koulibaly amid speculation mentioning him with the Premier League.

The 29-year-old centre-half has formed a reputation as one of the best defenders in the world following his towering displays in Serie A over the past few seasons.

Because of the financial implications of the coronavirus crisis I Partenopei are thought to be open to the idea of selling the star this summer, with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all having been touted as potential destinations in recent months.

But speaking to DAZN, the Italian senior figure said as of yet there have been no concrete offers for the player.

“At this moment, we haven’t received any offers,” Cristiano said. “Koulibaly had important offers in the past and a great deal of interest, but we are in no rush to make decisions.”

Napoli are thought to rate the player at around £80m, although they may be forced to sell the Senegalese for less given the financial struggles most clubs are facing at the moment.

Kalidou himself recently declared his happiness at Napoli but revealed he may move on in the future if it is the best thing for himself and the club.

Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss, the former Genk ace said: “I would love to stay at Napoli for life. But I can’t make promises.

“I am part of the project and at the end of the season I will speak to the directors. Right now, my mind is 100% on the pitch.”