Spalletti 'will RESIGN' if Napoli sells Koulibaly this summer

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti ‘will RESIGN’ if his club sells Kalidou Koulibaly this summer as the Senegalese defender ‘eyes a move to Barcelona, Chelsea or Juventus’

  • Kalidou Koulibaly is reportedly keen on a move away from Naples this summer
  • The centre-half has attracted interest from Barcelona, Chelsea and Juventus
  • Manager Luciano Spalletti will resign if he exits Napoli according to reports
  • Koulibaly and Napoli finished third in Serie A with the joint-best defensive record
  • The Italian giants have already waved goodbye to club legend Lorenzo Insigne

Luciano Spalletti will reportedly resign as Napoli manager if the club sells Kalidou Koulibaly this summer, with the defender attracting interest from Barcelona, Chelsea and Juventus.

The Senegalese international, who only has one year left on his deal, helped Napoli to a third-place finish in Serie A last campaign, just seven points off title-winners AC Milan.

His defending contributed to Napoli boasting the joint-best defensive record in the division, conceding just 31 goals in 38 matches.

Luciano Spalletti reportedly told Napoli that he would resign if they sold Kalidou Koulibaly

Koulibaly’s talents at the back have been highly sought after in recent transfer windows and this summer is no exception.

The 30-year-old was reportedly trying to engineer a £30 million move to Barcelona earlier this month, whilst Chelsea and fellow Italian giants Juventus expressed interest.

Spalletti has since informed the club of his plan to resign should they sell Koulibaly, according Sport via Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.

The Senegalese defender has already attracted interest from Barcelona, Chelsea Juventus

Napoli have already waved farewell to club legend Lorenzo Insigne, 31, following his decision to join Toronto on a free transfer.

Koulibaly, having played at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona for eight years, remains one of the most experienced members of Spalletti’s squad in Naples.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis admitted last month that, whilst Napoli would like Koulibaly to remain at the club, they cannot force his decision.

The Italian giants let 31-year-old forward Lorenzo Insigne leave on a free transfer to Toronto

‘He is a symbol of Napoli, and if he wants to no longer be a symbol, he must decide,’ he said.

 ‘We must decide. we want Koulibaly to stay, but people can’t be forced to stay.

‘Everyone has their own dignity and needs. We respect everyone.’




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