Man Utd, Everton on alert as Napoli put three top stars up for sale

Date published: Tuesday 17th March 2020 7:35 - Robert McCarthy

Kalidou Koulibaly

Manchester United and Everton are expected to be on alert after Napoli reportedly decided to sell three of their top stars this summer.

According to Area Napoli, the Serie A giants have made the decision that there is no room for the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Allan and Hirving Lozano on their books.

The report claims that Napoli are already formulating their plans for the summer transfer window, even though it remains unclear when the league season will actually end.

The Naples outfit are said to be looking to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti and Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga, but to do that they will need to sell players first.

All in all there are four players who are expected to be moved, with left-back Faouzi Ghoulam also added to that list.

The news will certainly be of interest to Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is a long-term admirer of Senegal centre-back Koulibaly and would love to pair him with Harry Maguire at the heart of United’s defence. Although that will come at a cost, with the 28-year-old expected to fetch in the region of £80million.

Toffees chief Carlo Ancelotti will also be monitoring developments at his old club very closely, having recently been linked with former Tottenham target Allan and Lozano.


Tuttomercatoweb recently suggested that Ancelotti had called Allan about a move, while Il Mattino stated that Goodison Park was a ‘likely’ destination for the player.

As for Lozano, the Mexico attacker is very familiar Everton director of football Marcel Brands, with the pair having worked together at PSV Eindhoven.

Ancelotti himself coached all three during his short stint as Napoli chief, but has much more chance of landing the latter two – with Everton almost certainly being priced out of a move for Koulibaly.



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