According to a report by Italian publication Corriere Dello Sport, Kalidou Koulibaly has made his intentions clear about his future. The Senegalese international – a target for Barcelona and Chelsea – seemingly does not want to remain in Serie A, as he will not join Juventus or sign a new contract with Napoli. Kalidou Koulibaly has spent most of his professional career with Napoli, joining the Partenopei when he was still a promising young defender. And the 31-year-old has come leaps and bounds in the last eight years, establishing himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A.
The Senegalese international has made 317 appearances for Napoli thus far while chipping in with 14 goals and seven assists. But Koulibaly has entered the final year of his contract at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, leaving the Serie A giants in a spot of bother. And he does not have a shortage of suitors, with Barcelona, Chelsea, and Juventus keen on signing him. Barcelona will have to lay down a succession plan for Gerard Pique, with the former Spanish international in the final phase of his career. In addition, Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza will soon depart from Camp Nou, while Clement Lenglet has joined Tottenham. Koulibaly has thus emerged as a viable target for Barcelona, with the player pushing for a move to Catalonia.Read More »