Napoli have denied there has been a formal approach for Kalidou Koulibaly despite him being linked with a summer transfer to the Premier League.

Koulibaly is considered to be one of the finest centre-backs in the world and has courted interest from Premier League champions Liverpool and English rivals Manchester United and Manchester City.

With Napoli unable to qualify for next season’s Champions League, the Senegal international is thought to be keen to finally move on, ending a six-year association with the Serie A side.

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And despite Napoli reportedly lowering their asking price at the request of the long-time club servant, there have yet to be any offers for him, according to sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli.

‘At this moment, we haven’t received any offers,’ Giuntoli told DAZN. ‘Koulibaly had important offers in the past and a great deal of interest, but we are in no rush to make decisions.

‘We consider our players important and will discuss the situation with them.’

It’s thought Napoli are willing to accept offers of around £65m for the centre-half, although his age is perhaps a concern at that price.

Koulibaly has been non-committal over his future but admitted he could end his career in Naples. ‘In football, you never know what happens. I never spoke to Napoli about leaving,’ he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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