Napoli are waiting for offers for Kalidou Koulibaly. The center-back, who would be the new captain of the team with the departure of Lorenzo Insigne, is one of Barcelona’s first targets in this transfer market, and Aurelio De Laurentiis made it clear this morning that the future is in his hands. “We want Kalidou to stay, he is a symbol,” declared the top Parthenopean president, “if he no longer wants to be, he must decide. We are not going to force anyone, each one has their demands and we respect everyone.“ The southern club, which three years ago rejected almost 100 million from United for the center-back, is open for sale as long as an offer of around 35 million euros arrives.
The Senegalese, who will turn 31 in June, ends his contract in 2023 and, at the moment, there are no contacts to renew him. The Azzurri are not going to accept a proposal lower than that figure because they do not see it as a disaster to lose him as a free agent, something they want to avoid at all costs in the case of Fabián, another one that Spain likes very much. De Laurentiis, in this sense, sent a clear message to the azulgrana. The president spoke on Gerard Romero’s Twitch Gigantes FC channel about the Catalans’ interest: “Barcelona didn’t contact us, I think they don’t have the money to buy anyone. I think they prevented him from signing for a while, Isn’t that right? If the moment is difficult, you have to ask them.” In short: Napoli are willing to sell Koulibaly, but the deal won’t come cheap.