Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed they have rejected a £95million offer for reported Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly.
Kalidou Koulibaly has been linked with Manchester United amid reports the Red Devils had a £91m bid turned down by Napoli ahead of the January transfer window.
Discussing Koulibaly’s future, De Laurentiis told reporters: “We are more than capable of developing top players and keeping them too.
“When they offer £95m for a centre-back, that is a figure that has never been offered before, it means this is a top player.”
Koulibaly has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world since joining Napoli from Genk in 2014.
“When we had Gonzalo Higuain who scored all those goals with Rafa Benitez and [Maurizio] Sarri, even though he missed some penalties and skipped the Champions League for a season, we had top players,” De Laurentiis said.
“When I hear lies like ‘there are no top players at Napoli,’ it drives me crazy. Was Edinson Cavani not a top player? Signing a second striker like Dries Mertens into a centre-forward who scores 30 goals, getting a talent like Arkadiusz Milik who had two serious injuries and still performs at the highest level… it means we Neapolitans like to complain.”