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Ancelotti rubbishes Koulibaly's exit rumors

Ancelotti rubbishes Koulibaly's exit rumors amid Manchester United links

January 15, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The ex-Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern manager believes the Senegalese defender is going nowhere.

Napoli head coach Carlo Ancelotti has poured cold water on claims which suggest that his side's star defender Kalidou Koulibaly may be considering a move out of the club. This comes in wake of speculations which indicate that Manchester United is preparing a bid to lure the center back away from Naples.

The Red Devils are believed to be on the lookout to bring in another center back with their struggles in defense continuing. Having reportedly identified Koulibaly as their man, the English heavyweights are said to be willing to pay in excess of 100 million pounds to secure the signature of the Senegalese center back.

Koulibaly himself stirred up transfer speculations earlier this month by telling Manchester United's Paul Pogba "I'll see you soon, bro" in an Instagram post. This came after he received the Frenchman's backing having been subjected to racial abuse at the San Siro in a Serie A game between Napoli and Inter Milan.

While many asserted that the 27-year-old defender may be seeking his way out of Italy as a result of the discrimination he suffered, the player's manager Carlo Ancelotti has slammed the reports. The former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich manager insists that Koulibaly is very happy at Napoli and, as a result, does not expect him to depart the club any time soon.

"In England, they write that Koulibaly can leave because of the problem of racism," the Napoli boss said as per Goal.

"I do not think so, Koulibaly is happy in Naples, he's upset like others, but it will not be a trigger for a goodbye.

"He never showed it, he wants to stay in Naples and in Italy, a country he likes very much."

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