Aurelio De Laurentiis reveals asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly will not be sold for less than £ 100million in January, Naples President Aurelio De Laurentiis told a radio host.

Koulibaly has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent seasons with the most heavily mentioned Liverpool and Manchester United, while Manchester City have shown interest in the past as well.

However, as reported by talkSPORT, any party wishing to sign the center-back this month will need deep pockets.

Kalidou Koulibaly
Koulibaly is the captain of Naples | Giampiero Sposito / Getty Images

Transfer fanatic Jim White said on the radio: “There’s not a window in the last two, three or four that we don’t see big mentions from Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

“This morning I spoke to Aurelio De Laurentiis, the owner of Napoli, and told him what about your player, are there any offers for him? He laughed saying it is not for sale. It is absolutely not for sale unless one of the big clubs. in England come with £ 100million. “

After suffering an injury campaign the last time around, Koulibaly started each of his team’s first 18 games this season before muscle strain forced him to quit four games recently.

His defensive partner is Nikola Maksimovic, a player who loves Liverpool, according to De Laurentiis.

White added: “He then said to me: ‘I thought you were going to refer to our defender Nikola Maksimovic, the 29-year-old Serb, and Liverpool’s previous interest in him. So I said ‘Are Liverpool still interested in your defender?’ He interrupted me to say of course with injury issues to Gomez and Van Dijk, but no, they haven’t heard from them recently. “

Napoli have made a good start to the season and are currently sixth in a crowded Serie A table, nine points behind leaders Milan with one game underway.