Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly has reportedly informed club president Aurelio De Laurentiis that he is willing to leave in the summer for a suitable offer.
The 28-year-old has been consistently linked with several of Europe’s largest clubs, including Manchester United, with reports now indicating that the defender may opt to leave at the end of the season.
According to Il Mattino, Koulibaly informed De Laurentiis of his intentions during a phone call between the pair.
Despite United’s hopes of securing the highly coveted stalwart, Koulibaly also reiterated to the club chief that, in the absence of his valuation being met, remaining in Naples may also be a possibility.
The Italian outlet report that Koulibaly is the highest earner in the Napoli squad, with the Senegalese international also holding a positive relationship with his team-mates due to the newfound optimism generated under Gennaro Gattuso.
But the Old Trafford outfit may have to fend off fierce competition from Paris Saint-Germain to wrap up negotiations, with Koulibaly previously touted to make a move to the reigning Ligue 1 champions.