Kalidou Koulibaly's agent has admitted his client wants to leave Napoli.
His representative, Bruno Satin started out saying "I went to meet the president at Dimaro last saturday." He then disclosed that they "summed up the situation" after weeks of transfer talk involving the central defender.
Koulibaly joined the Partenopei in the summer of 2014 from Belgian outfit Genk and has solidly asserted himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A.
It is alleged that Napoli have recieved offers around €55 million for the Senegalese player but remain firm that they do not wish to see him depart.
Economic reasons behind desire to leave
Satin continued saying, "he's not about to renew and the future doesn't look rosy." What Satin quite means with the future not looking so rosy for the 25-year-old is unclear.
The defender is contracted at the Stadio San Paolo until 2019 and it was earlier reported that a €40 million release clause was going to be inserted into a new contract, something president Aurelio De Laurentiis is surely glad never went through given the aforemtioned offer is significantly higher than that.
Satin added, "The player's desire is to leave" and "the signs we're receiving from Napoli don't exactly pressure him otherwise" to want to stay.
Satin cited "economic reasons" as the reason behind Koulibaly wishing to depart and added that "what happened to Higuain" also played a part. Satin then ruled out one possible destination, "Kalidou will not be leaving for Juventus or another competitor."
Satin concluded "Chelsea still want him[Koulibaly]" and "there's time to close the deal."
Asides from Chelsea, Premier League sides Arsenal and Manchester United have all been linked to the defender who himself has said "big clubs want to sign me" in an earlier interview with L'Equipe.