Kalidou Koulibaly has insisted he is focused on Napoli at the moment, but revealed he will speak to the club regarding his future at the end of the season.
Koulibaly is rated as one of the top centre backs in the world and has continued to draw praise this term. His performances have seen him linked with Liverpool and Manchester City.
The Reds could partner Koulibaly with Virgil van Dijk to create one of the most formidable central defensive partnerships in world football. Dejan Lovren is also set to leave Anfield, meaning they are in need of reinforcements.
City, meanwhile, are looking to finally replace Vincent Kompany who left at the end of 2018/19.
Their decision not to bring in a new centre back proved costly when Aymeric Laporte picked up a long-term injury. Guardiola’s side were vulnerable at the back, which contributed to them losing nine league games.
But they are set to spend big this summer, and defenders are high on the transfer wishlist. The Etihad club are seen as favourites sign the Senegal international should he leaves Naples.
And Koulibaly has now given an update on what the summer window may hold for him. Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss, cited on Goal, he said: “I would love to stay at Napoli for life. But I can’t make promises.
“I am part of the project and at the end of the season I will speak to the directors. Right now, my mind is 100% on the pitch.”
Despite suggesting he is happy at the San Paolo Stadium, his comments will provide encouragement to those interested.
As well as Liverpool and Man City, PSG and Barcelona are believed to be considering offers.
Koulibaly’s contract still has three years left to run, so Napoli are expected to ask for around £90million for their in-demand star.
KLOPP REVEALS FAVOURITE GAMES FROM TITLE-WINNING CAMPAIGN
Jurgen Klopp has revealed his two favourite games from Liverpool’s Premier League winning season.
The Reds picked up their first league title in thirty years on Wednesday night following a 5-3 win over Chelsea.
The final round of the 2019/20 campaign will take place on Sunday. And Klopp was asked to reflect on what has been a historic year for his side.
Find out which games he selected here…