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Napoli experts weigh in on reports suggesting Arsenal and Chelsea want strong Serie A defender


Serie A expert Ivan Zazzaroni says Napoli will not sell defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer.

The 24-year-old is a target for Arsenal and Chelsea according to reports in England but it is very unlikely for the Partenopei to sell one of their best defenders.

"One of Napoli's most wanted defenders is [Kalidou] Koulibaly," Zazzaroni told Radio Marte.

"But Napoli will only lose him if they want to lose him. There are no clauses in his contract and finding a strong defender in the market is not easy.

"Koulibaly improved impressively this season, he was amongst the best in the league but I believe he can still improve."

Meanwhile, Raffaele Auriemma believes the club might soon have to take a decision after the Senegalese's agent approached the club for a pay rise.

"If Napoli don't want to sell him for £19m because they believe his fee should be around £45m then it's normal for his agent to contact the club to increase the player's wages," Auriemma told Radio Crc.

"I'm not saying I agree with this but this is how it works."

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