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Napoli open door for Koulibaly exit amid Man City rumors

Kalidou Koulibaly, Napoli
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Napoli would not go out of their way to keep hold of Kalidou Koulibaly if the right offer for him comes along, suggests Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City for the past few weeks.

Defensive trouble was a serious issue for Man City in the 2019/20 Premier League season and Pep Guardiola is keen on sorting it out going into the next one.

The Sky Blues are closing in on signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth but are reportedly still looking for a more experienced and capable center-back. And rumors suggest that Guardiola has identified Koulibaly as his primary target for this summer market.

The Senegal international recently, though refusing to make any promise, dismissed his exit talks saying he was committed to Napoli.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis, on the other hand, seems not too fixated on keeping hold of his prized asset.

De Laurentiis told Sky Sports Italia: “Kalidou is a wonderful person and of course it’d be sad to lose him.

“Everything has a time and a place, even when it comes to going our separate ways. Having said that, we don’t have €90m (£81m) on the table. And in any case, it takes two to separate.”