‘Bye-Bye!’ – Man Utd Transfer Target Koulibaly Tells Napoli Owner

Manchester United now have a huge transfer boost after defensive target Kalidou Koulibaly reportedly told Napoli he wants out.

Ole Gunnar Solskajer is likely to reassess his options in the summer with his backline, despite Harry Maguire's solid start to his Old Trafford career.

Koulibaly has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Old Trafford the most likely destination.

And now, Il Mattino is reporting that the 28-year-old has told Napoli club president Aurelio De Laurentiis that he wants to leave in the summer.

But the player acknowledges his £90million valuation must be met before he exits Serie A.

Italians Napoli had wanted over £100m for their highly-rated Senegal centre-back Koulibaly.

But with the club enduring a turbulent season following the December sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, now in charge at Everton, they have taken a more realistic stance over the value of their prize asset.

Controversial owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has been at war with his players this season.

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De Laurentiis viewed Koulibaly as one of the ringleaders of the rebellion, meaning he is now willing to drop his asking price.

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