Chelsea, Spurs and Man City stall on Kalidou Koulibaly as star eyes Napoli exit

Several Premier League clubs could avoid a summer pursuit of Kalidou Koulibaly because he will offer them little resale value as he approaches his 29th birthday.

The Napoli stalwart looks set to end his six-year spell at the club in the summer as they look likely to miss out on qualification into European competition.

Despite the departure of Carlo Ancelotti, results have not improved which has pushed the Senegal international closer to a move, but his age could rule out a Premier League switch.

Sky Sports have now reported that PSG could be the most likely destination for Koulibaly, with Thomas Tuchel’s side willing to double his wages to £200,000 a week.

The report adds that Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis will not let any of his players leave unless he gets the favourable deal, but their previous valuation of £100m is off the mark.

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was open about his disappointment in the club’s failure to strengthen in January, with news recently emerging that he could have a huge kitty to spend in the summer.

When asked if he was worried about the strength of his competition, he said: “Yes. The reality of the fact that we’ve not done business here, for whatever reason.

“That’s the transfer window, but if I’m looking at it with my business head on and looking around us in the table, Manchester United obviously have signed a big, world-class player in my opinion.

“And the teams around us, Sheffield United have made some fantastic signings, Chris Wilder’s job is incredible because he’s had years to work with that group and now they are adding where they see that they need to.

Kalidou Koulibaly has been linked with a move to Manchester United for several seasons
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