Ancelotti: “Koulibaly is happy at Napoli”

Kalidou Koulibaly
NAPLES, ITALY - JANUARY 13: Kalidou Koulibaly of SSC Napoli in action during the Coppa Italia match between SSC Napoli and US Sassuolo at Stadio San Paolo on January 13, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti dismissed talk of a potential exit for Kalidou Koulibaly, amid reported interest from Manchester United

The Senegalese centre-back has managed 141 appearances in all competitions for Napoli since joining from Belgian club Racing Genk in 2014.

In light of the recent racial abuse he received at the San Siro against Inter Milan last month, rumours have been circulating that Koulibaly wishes to complete a transfer to United.

But Ancelotti is certain the 27-year-old is happy where he is and has never shown any desire to leave Napoli.

BOLOGNA, ITALY - MAY 25: Rodrigo Palacio of Bologna FC looks on during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on May 25, 2019 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)

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The Argentinean also admits that his future at the Dall'Ara is also up in the air.

“In England, they write that Koulibaly can leave because of the problem of racism, I do not think so,” said Ancelotti, according to Sports Mole.

“Koulibaly is happy in Naples, he’s upset like others, but it will not be a trigger for a goodbye.

“He never showed it, he wants to stay in Naples and in Italy, a country he likes very much.”

Koulibaly is contracted at the Stadio San Paolo for four-and-a-half years.


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