Manchester United long-term target Kalidou Koulibaly told his club Napoli he wants to leave during brutal phone conversation, according to Naples news outlet, Il Mattino.
United were heavily linked to the central defender during the Jose Mourinho era and those rumours have not changed since the arrival of boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Despite signing Harry Maguire last summer, reports suggest Koulibaly is still very much a Man United target, with the club likely to offload some defenders this summer window.
Now the news has surfaced that all United fans wanted to hear, the Senegal international told Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis he wants part ways during a phone call.
The Serie A team will do their best to keep the defender, but if the player is desperate to leave and a possible £80million on the table, it will be difficult for the Italian club to turn an offer down.
From United’s standpoint if they want to attract the 28-year-old it’s imperative they regain their place in next season’s Champions League, otherwise, major European clubs such as PSG are more likely to gain Koulibaly’s signature.