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Napoli can't sell Kalidou Koulibaly to Manchester City because Etihad Stadium chiefs still hold a GRUDGE with Italian side over botched Jorginho move in 2018, says president Aurelio De Laurentiis Manchester City's pursuit of Kalidou Koulibaly is said to be getting very messy  City have been linked with the elite level Napoli defender for several months  The two clubs have sour history after City tried to sign Jorginho in summer 2018 Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis says City will not open talks due to this grudge

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 15:00 BST, 4 September 2020 | Updated: 15:00 BST, 4 September 2020

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed his club cannot even consider selling Kalidou Koulibaly to Manchester City at the moment, due to the Premier League side refusing to even open talks.

City have been linked with Koulibaly for several months, with Pep Guardiola looking to overhaul his defensive line and fight for the Premier League and European title once more.

And now, Napoli president De Laurentiis has confirmed the club will allow Koulibaly to depart this summer, but talks with City do not seem possible due to how they are acting. 

Kalidou Koulibaly is a target for Man City but a transfer appears far from straightforward

Kalidou Koulibaly is a target for Man City but a transfer appears far from straightforward

Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis says City will not open talks due to a long-standing grudge

Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis says City will not open talks due to a long-standing grudge

'How can we have a normal and calm negotiation with Manchester City to sell Koulibaly?' The Napoli president told Canale

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