Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly ‘will see what happens’ in January transfer window as he continues to be linked with Premier League move
- Kalidou Koulibaly was of interest to top clubs in Europe but stayed with Napoli
- Manchester City were keen on him but could not agree deal with Italian side
- Liverpool may be tempted to make move amid defensive injury crisis
Dominant Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly ‘will see what happens’ in the January transfer window and appears open to leaving the Italian club.
The 29-year-old is regarded as one of the best centre-backs in Europe and Manchester City were interested in him this summer but could not agree a deal.
Liverpool may also be tempted to make a move given their injury woes in central defence.
Kalidou Koulibaly is relaxed about his future amid interest from Premier League clubs
Virgil van Dijk is out for the long term after Jordan Pickford’s horror tackle caused cruciate ligament damage while Fabinho and Joel Matip are also sidelined, though not for extended periods.
Koulibaly may be an attractive option to the Reds in the January transfer window if they still feel the need to strengthen the position and the Senegal international is relaxed about his future.
‘I love Naples and Naples loves me, that’s the most important thing,’ he said via Sky Sports.
‘I always make myself available game after game, I still have three years of contract, I’m calm, the teams are looking for me but I’m still here.
‘I play at my level and I help this team and these people because I want to give something back to them then we’ll see what happens.’
The Senegal international was linked with Manchester City in the summer